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Plans submitted for 28 new homes in Needham Market

modern homes being constructed (2267649)
modern homes being constructed (2267649)

An application for 28 houses to be built in Needham Market has been made in an attempt to combat the shortage of housing land in the area.

The plans, which have been submitted by Last and Tricker Partnership to Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Council, are for 24 market houses and four affordable homes to be built beside Luff Meadow in the town. A total of 58 car parking spaces are also included.

The planning statement, submitted as part of the application, said that the build 'will help to address the current shortfall of housing land within the district'.

It also said that it 'has been carefully designed to respect the amenity of the occupants of existing properties adjacent to the site' and represents 'an efficient use of the land' which will 'benefit the local community'.

But David Pizzey, arboricultural officer at the council, said he could not support the plans due to problems which would be caused by an oak tree on the site.

"Due to the close proximity and orientation of the proposal I am not satisfied that sufficient space for future growth is provided or that the dwellings would not suffer significant loss of light and nuisance from leaf fall and branch shedding," he said.

Rachael Abraham, senior archaeological officer, also had reservations as the development lies 'on the edge of the historic core of medieval Needham Market'.

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