Developers are seeking to alter plans for an £18 million eastern relief road in Bury St Edmunds - avoiding land they have been unable to acquire.
The Churchmanor Estates Company wants to re-align the road, which will connect Skyliner Way in Moreton Hall to junction 45 of the A14, after their original plans were approved by St Edmundsbury Borough Council in January.
The relief road is needed before 500 homes can be built on Moreton Hall and Suffolk Business Park extended - as outlined in the authority’s blueprint for growth Vision 2031.
As part of the amended alignment, the new road would run north of existing woodland, which is north of Rougham Business Park, according to a letter to the council from the developer’s agent CGMS Limited.
In the letter, Director Malcolm Honour added: “The change would not affect most aspects of the road proposal such as traffic levels, relationship to Moreton Hall, effect on the control tower etc.”
A planning statement noted the realignment would move noise closer to properties in Sow Lane but this would be mitigated through landscaped noise bunds and fencing.
A pocket of woodland would be avoided and there would be an additional area of woodland planting.
A council spokeswoman said: “We understand the amended application avoids a parcel of land that the applicant has been unable to acquire.”
The determination deadline for the amended plans is May 26.