Vision 2031 masterplan for North-West Bury St Edmunds nears adoption as consultations for other sites to begin

Bury Vision 2031 logo
Bury Vision 2031 logo

A masterplan for about 900 homes in the Fornham All Saints area as part of Vision 2031 has taken the first step towards being adopted - as developers consult on other proposed housing sites in Bury St Edmunds.

Councillors on St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s Sustainable Development Working Party approved the adoption of Countryside Properties’ masterplan for North-West Bury including housing and a relief road.

Meanwhile, Taylor Wimpey and Berkeley will hold consultations over its proposals for 500 homes in Moreton Hall and 1,250 on the Great Barton side of Moreton Hall respectively.

The sites form part of the authority’s blueprint for growth Vision 2031, which includes plans for 5,900 homes in the area and has been submitted to the Government for consideration by an independent inspector.

The North-West masterplan - setting out the key requirements of the development that individual planning applications will have to deliver - will now go to cabinet and full council.

A planning application for the site which complies with the masterplan has been submitted and will be decided by the development control committee. If approved, permission will only be granted when the Vision documents have been adopted - likely to be next summer.

Asked about the sustainable development meeting, Cllr Terry Clements, cabinet member for planning, said: “There was a fair bit of debate. We’ve got a pretty good masterplan but there were a lot of questions about the detail which will come later.”

Taylor Wimpey will unveil its revised Moreton Hall masterplan, which was modified after its consultation this summer, on its website today.

The developer will hold a consultation event at the Flying Fortress pub, in Bury, on Monday Nov 25 from 2pm to 8pm for residents to learn more about the plans, which include a secondary school, local centre and allotments.

The closing date for feedback is Friday Dec 20.

Visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/in-your-area and then search for Moreton Hall.

Berkeley’s consultation on its draft masterplan runs from Monday Nov 25 to Dec 23.

Public exhibitions will be held at Great Barton Village Hall on Nov 28 noon to 6.30pm and Nov 29 10am to 4pm as well as at Bury Library on Nov 30 10am to 2pm.

The plans include a new primary school, local centre with shops and services plus a village green and allotments.

Visit www.northeast-bse.co.uk