Developer to fund expansion of two Moreton Hall services

David Ruffley MP meets with Taylor Wimpey, Moreton Hall representatives and Post office staff to discuss the expansion of the post office.

David Ruffley MP meets with Taylor Wimpey, Moreton Hall representatives and Post office staff to discuss the expansion of the post office.

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A developer is to fund the expansion of a ‘vital’ social hub and postal service on Moreton Hall, in Bury St Edmunds.

As part of its next scheme, Taylor Wimpey has agreed to provide funding to expand Moreton Hall’s post office and community centre, ‘subject to the results of the overall site viability’.

A company spokesman said: “The funding will enable the modernisation of the community centre and construction of a further meeting room to satisfy the high demand for its meeting and conference facilities.

“Also, as part of the plans, the post office will double its floor space, allowing it to offer more services to the local community. “

The developer has also agreed to work with the two businesses to provide basic cost estimates for their expansion plans, and to provide an acoustic specialist to advise on noise issues in relation to nearby properties.

The decision follows a meeting on Friday, requested by Bury MP David Ruffley, who said residents had told him an increase in the estate’s population would require an expansion of services.

Town councillor Pete Thompson, who coordinated Friday’s meeting, said: “We can have a really positive outcome for Moreton Hall off the development by improvement of the existing facilities.”