Plan for housing in Bury’s Station Hill approved

Phase One of the Station Hill development - overview looking towards railway station ENGANL00120130307103641
Phase One of the Station Hill development - overview looking towards railway station ENGANL00120130307103641
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The plan for redeveloping Bury St Edmunds’ Station Hill has been approved with the recommendations the developers be asked to agree a £450,000 infrastructure contribution.

Thursday’s St Edmundsbury Development Control Committee took a second look at the plans after previously deciding against an officer recommendation that it be refused.

The applicants Peal Estates had revised the plan to remove two commercial units which councillors at last month’s committee meeting objected to because of he lack of space for delivery vehicles.

Officers still recommend refusal but said approval should only be granted if Section 106 contributions totalling £449,686 are agreed.

They also recommended it only be approved after the developer’s viability assessment was validated by the council’s consultants to see if the 10 per cent affordable housing level is justified. The council’s core strategy requirement is for 30 per cent affordable homes.