Plans for 42 new homes on historic mill site in Bury St Edmunds

The proposed development of the Burlingham Mill site, off Station Hill, in Bury St Edmunds - picture supplied by Pigeon Investment Management ANL-150821-111747001
The proposed development of the Burlingham Mill site, off Station Hill, in Bury St Edmunds - picture supplied by Pigeon Investment Management ANL-150821-111747001
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Plans have been submitted for more than 40 new homes on the site of a historic mill in Bury St Edmunds.

Developers Pigeon Investment Management are seeking permission to build 42 homes on the Burlingham Mill site, off Station Hill - with the 19th Century mill converted into 14 apartments.

There will also be 24 new apartments and four mews houses built next to the mill.

The landmark seed cleaning mill, which was built by G.Burlingham &Sons, has long been in disuse.

It is the next phase to come forward in the regeneration of Station Hill after a plans for 133 apartments and two shops, from Peal Estates, were approved by St Edmundsbury Borough Council earlier this month.

Hugh French, project manager at Pigeon, said: “Pigeon has been preparing this application for more than a year and we’re really pleased to have now submitted it.

“Burlingham Mill is a central feature of the recently adopted Station Hill masterplan and its development is highly significant as part of the regeneration of the Station Hill area. We have had very encouraging and thorough consultations with various local parties, and this is reflected in the high quality of the scheme which retains the character of the mill building, while also bringing the adjacent disused land back in use.”

The plans include 48 car parking spaces as well as cycle parking with 84 spaces for residents and six for visitors.

To view the plans, visit planning.westsuffolk.gov.uk/online-applications/

More details about the plans:

According to a design and access statement submitted to St Edmundsbury Borough Council,

the Burlingham Mill building will be ‘conserved and repaired, preserving its architectural significance, whilst being adapted and upgraded internally’ to provide 14 two or three bedroom apartments.

Buildings on the northwest of the site will be demolished and replaced with a new building ‘designed to be a modern interpretation’ of the existing late 19th Century/early 20th Century industrial architecture. It will be divided into four three bedroom mews houses.

To the east of the mill, buildings will be demolished and replaced with a ‘sensitively designed’ modern development. It will provide 24 apartments of one, two or three bedrooms.