Trimley St Martin: Taylor Wimpey seek views on plans for 66 new homes at former mushroom farm

Trimley Mushroom Farm - planners have given the go-ahead for the site to be demolished and replaced

Trimley Mushroom Farm - planners have given the go-ahead for the site to be demolished and replaced with 66 homes. - Credit: Archant

A public exhibition is to be held on proposals for 66 new homes on the site of a former mushroom farm.

Planning permission has already been agreed for use of the land but developers Taylor Wimpey want people to have their say before a formal scheme is submitted for the site at Trimley Mushroom Farm in High Road, Trimley St Martin.

The company’s proposals will be displayed at a public exhibition at Trimley Sports and Social Club on Tuesday, October 14, from 3pm to 8pm.

Jordan Last, planning coordinator for Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, said: “We want to give local people the chance to have their say on our development proposals and by taking part in this public consultation, residents can help to influence our scheme before our planning application is finalised for submission.

“Those visiting our public exhibition will be able to speak to the Taylor Wimpey project team to find out more, as well as tell us how they think our development should look and let us know their aspirations and priorities for the proposed scheme.”

The proposed 7.6-acre development site includes land occupied by the mushroom farm and adjoining land to the south, including part of the grounds of Longford House and two small fields.

Under the proposals, Taylor Wimpey would provide a mix of housing, including a proportion of affordable homes, as set out in the existing outline planning permission agreed by Suffolk Coastal.

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Vehicle access to the development would be taken from the adjacent High Road-Howlett Way roundabout.

The proposals include an area of public open space which could include a children’s play area and an area for allotments.