Plans for 1,250 homes and relief road in Bury St Edmunds to go on display

An indicative artist's impression of what the view may look like from the proposed Abbots Vale development looking out towards the cathedral ANL-150514-101843001
An indicative artist's impression of what the view may look like from the proposed Abbots Vale development looking out towards the cathedral ANL-150514-101843001

Plans to build around 1,250 new homes in south east Bury St Edmunds will be unveiled at a public exhibition next week.

The Abbots Vale development by Hopkins Homes and Pigeon forms one of five strategic sites outlined in St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s Vision 2031 framework for growth.

A new relief road connecting Rougham Hill with Sicklesmere Road is also proposed.

Simon Bryan, director of development at Hopkins, said: “Our vision for Abbots Vale is a high quality, attractive, sustainable, neighbourhood which responds to and respects the distinctive fabric, landscape and heritage of Bury.” Other features range from a new primary school and playing fields to a centre offering shops and services.

The exhibition is on Wednesday and Thursday, May 20 and 21, from 2pm to 7pm at the Cricket Pavilion at the Victory Ground, in Nowton Road, Bury.

All feedback on the proposals is welcomed by midnight on Sunday, June 7.

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