A temporary stop notice issued for a development of 32 homes in Suffolk has been issued. 

East Suffolk Council served the notice in relation to a development at Mow Hill in Witnesham, north of Ipswich. 

Notice has been served to Denbury Homes in response to work commencing on site to construct 32 homes without required surface water management and associated drainage systems.

This means the works are therefore in breach of a condition of planning permission and cannot continue. 

The 1.98-hectare farm field site is to the east of Mow Hill Road and north of the Barley Mow pub’s car park.

The development was granted permission on March 24, 2022, by East Suffolk Council. 

The plans received criticism for its lack of affordable homes in 2021. 

A spokesman for East Suffolk Council said: "As a local planning authority the council requires that new developments address surface water flooding through the inclusion of appropriate measures within the site to manage surface water to ensure surface water flood risk is not increased elsewhere.

"We expect developers to undertake works in accordance with approved plans and the conditions included on planning permissions. Where developers fail to comply with approved plans and conditions, the Local Planning Authority can take formal enforcement action through the serving of notices.

"While recent flooding around the area of the Mow Hill and Tuddenham Lane junction, during an extraordinary weather event, cannot be attributed solely to the failure of Denbury Homes to complete the required surface water management works, the lack of installation of the surface water management measures may have been a contributing factor."