Apartments plan for site of former clubs in Bury St Edmunds

A concept of Havebury Housing Partnership's proposed Tayfen Road development ANL-160203-105315001
A concept of Havebury Housing Partnership's proposed Tayfen Road development ANL-160203-105315001
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An affordable housing association is planning to build 36 flats on the site of a former snooker club and nightclub.

The Havebury Housing Partnership scheme will sit on 0.21 hectares behind The Beerhouse between Station Hill and Tayfen Road.

Some 26 new build one bedroom apartments will form one side of the new development with 10 two bedroom apartments and three one bedroom apartments in two existing buildings, which are former grain stores.

The site formerly housed Vision nightclub and Lucky Break snooker club. Borough Cllr David Nettleton said: “The whole site has been derelict for some time and needed development and therefore I am quite pleased about that. It looks like a solid application.”

The flats will sit round a central community garden with pedestrian access from Station Hill and Tayfen Road. Vehcle access will be from Station Hill only. There will be parking for 18 vehicles and each home will have two cycle spaces.

The plan provides a mix of three and four storey development with a stepped design to reflect the contours of the site.

It received outline planning permission for residential development in 2015 and consultation has been held with Bury Town Council, the Bury Society and residents.

Philip Sullivan, director of operations at Havebury, said: “We intend to build an affordable housing scheme with a mix of units to rent and shared ownership. Whilst we’ve no plans to make any of the homes available for outright sale, our planning application provides for this option should this be necessary to support the viability of our development programme. We hope to start construction works in the autumn with completion due December 2017.”