Council approves 500 homes for Moreton Hall

Taylor Wimpey's proposed build phase 1 for Moreton Hall
Taylor Wimpey's proposed build phase 1 for Moreton Hall
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A 500-home development for Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds, was given the go ahead by council planners earlier today.

Taylor Wimpey East Anglia was seeking consent to build the first 100 homes on land off of Mount Road – with no more than 50 to be occupied before the completion of the Eastern Relief Road (ERR) - and outline planning permission for the remaining 400.

Taylor Wimpey's plan for Moreton Hall

Taylor Wimpey's plan for Moreton Hall

A report to St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s Development Control Committee, which recommended approval of the scheme, said: “In conclusion the principle and detail of the development is considered to be acceptable and in compliance with relevant development plan policies and the National Planning Policy Framework.”

Committee members decided to give delegated authority to council officers to approve the application subject to a couple of conditions, including a 21-day consultation.

Neighbours and the Bury Society had objected to any more houses being built on the estate before the ERR was completed.

A Taylor Wimpey spokesman said: “We’re delighted to have received unanimous member support for our Moreton Hall development, bringing the delivery of this exciting new community another step closer.

“We’re now looking forward to beginning work at the site in spring 2016 and releasing the first new homes for sale in the summer. Homebuyers can register their interest by visiting our website at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk.”