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Should land off Bell Lane and Foxhall Road in Kesgrave be used for development?

PUBLISHED: 07:56 17 October 2017

Bell Lane, Kesgrave, where the homes were planned to be built. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Bell Lane, Kesgrave, where the homes were planned to be built. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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The Planning Inspectorate’s decision to dismiss Persimmon’s appeal to build 300 homes off Bell Lane in Kesgrave, sparked messages of relief from town leaders yesterday.

Dr Dan Poulter said it was important the right infrastructure developments were submitted with planning propsals. Picture: PAUL GEATER Dr Dan Poulter said it was important the right infrastructure developments were submitted with planning propsals. Picture: PAUL GEATER

Plans were first lodged by the developer in December 2015 to build 300 homes, and after being rejected by the planning committee at Suffolk Coastal District Council Persimmon opted to appeal the decision.

Following the four-day inquiry over the summer, the Planning Inspectorate yesterday confirmed it had decided to dismiss Persimmon’s appeal, stating that the development was not sustainable.

Town leaders said the decision was the right one for Kesgrave, but now we would like to hear from you – do you think the right decision was made?

Do you think the land should be used for homes?

Maybe a retail or leisure park instead?

Or perhaps it should be left alone as green, open space?

Have your say in our poll by voting above, and send us your thoughts by commenting below, on our Facebook page or by emailing us here.

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