More homes for Hadleigh likely

A NEW phase of a large housing development being built on a former MoD ammunition store in Hadleigh could add another 150 homes to the town.Persimmon Homes has asked Babergh District Council for outline planning permission for the layout of the homes at Aldham Mill Hill on the northern edge of the town.

A NEW phase of a large housing development being built on a former MoD ammunition store in Hadleigh could add another 150 homes to the town.

Persimmon Homes has asked Babergh District Council for outline planning permission for the layout of the homes at Aldham Mill Hill on the northern edge of the town.

The first 110 homes to be built were commissioned by the Ministry of Defence to provide homes for Wattisham personnel, many of whom had been living in military houses on the Woodbridge air base until it was needed for new troops moving in.

The remaining houses will be for general sale or rent.

Persimmon is proposing to build 101 houses for sale, of which 12 will be two-bedroomed, 64 will be three-bedroomed and 25 will be four-bedroomed.

Another 49 homes, a mixture of flats, bungalows and houses, will be offered for rent through a housing association.

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Once the estate is finished it will have a total of 290 homes, a new primary school and landscaped recreation areas.

Babergh's development committee is being advised to grant permission with conditions that include agreements to provide a proportion of affordable housing and to maintain the landscaped areas.The council also wants some amendments to the layout.

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