Bramford: Multi-million pound plans

HERE are the first images of an ambitious £80million housing development which could be built in Bramford.

HERE is the first image of an ambitious £80million housing development which could be built in Bramford.

Proposals are in place to create up to 470 homes on the site of a derelict fertilizer works in Paper Mill Lane, transforming 20 acres into houses, apartments and commercial units.

Although a planning application has yet to be submitted, project bosses from developer Braceforce today said they expected to formally seek permission within three months.

Central to the proposals is the sensitive refurbishment of the 150-year-old factory building, which is the largest timber frame grade two listed building in Suffolk and has been derelict for a decade.

Improvements are planned to Paper Mill Lane to ensure the road can cope with the increase in traffic, while Braceforce also intends to create a 50-acre riverside park, linking the development with the rest of Bramford.

Should Mid Suffolk District Council planners rubber stamp the plans, work could start as soon as January and would take between three and five years to complete.

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A series of public exhibitions have already been staged in Bramford.

The development would significantly increase the village's population, which is currently estimated at 2,410.

Do you support the development? Are you concerned by the increase in traffic? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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