Developer invites Elmswell residents to have a say on development plans for village

Have your say

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey is inviting people in Elmswell to have their say on plans for a new residential development in the village.

The developer is currently drawing up plans for 190 new homes, along with a children’s play area, on the grounds of the former Grampian Foods factory site off Station Road.

The principle of residential development has already been established with outline planning approval granted by Mid Suffolk District Council in March 2015 and Taylor Wimpey East Anglia is now working up a reserved matters planning application, which deals with detailed issues, including property design, layout and landscaping.

Further information about the proposals will be unveiled during a public exhibition being held at The Blackbourne Community Centre, in Blackbourne Road, Elmswell, between 2-7pm on Thursday (September 3).

The event aims to give residents, businesses, community groups and other interested parties the chance to find out more about the scheme and discuss the plans with the developer’s project team.

Comments received from those who attend the event will help shape the development proposals before a planning application is finalised for submission to the council.

Stephen Lee, Taylor Wimpey’s senior planning co-ordinator said: “As a considerate, responsible developer we want to give people the chance to have their say on development plans for their area – and this is why we are inviting the local community to find out more about our proposals.

“We are confident this scheme will provide an attractive and sustainable development of high-quality homes to meet a range of requirements – including affordable properties for local people in housing need – as well as an equipped play area for children.”

Under the proposals, Taylor Wimpey will provide a mix of one, two, three, four and five-bedroom properties – 11 per cent as affordable housing.

Anyone unable to attend the exhibition will be able to access information online at