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Housing applications for village set to exceed 1,150 new homes

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News from the Bury Free Press

Plans to build 150 homes in Lakenheath will see the number of proposed new dwellings in the village exceed 1,150.

Plans to build 150 homes in Lakenheath will see the number of proposed new dwellings in the village exceed 1,200.

The proposal for land south of Broom Road will be on display at Lakenheath Pavilion from 3.30pm-7.30pm on June 11, with a planning application expected to be submitted later this year.

Necton Management proposes to build family homes, smaller homes for older people and affordable homes on the site.

Lakenheath residents and groups have expressed concerns about the potential of rapid expansion and the provision of infrastructure in the village, in light of the number of applications.

Forest Heath District Council, who will determine the applications, does not have a government required five year housing land supply limiting its ability to direct development.

A new plan is currently being drawn up through a Single Issue Review.

Ian Smith, vice chairman of Lakenheath Parish Council, said: “Developers are putting in more and more applications, trying to get them in before the single issue review.

“We are talking about a massive number of houses in one go in a relatively small village in Suffolk that does not have the infrastructure.”

 

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