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Great Barton 1,375 homes plans submitted to West Suffolk Council




Hundreds of homes, two roundabouts, new local centre, public open space and a primary school could be built in Great Barton under the latest proposals in a long-running plan.

The hybrid planning application includes 1,375 homes, access roads, roundabouts on to the A143, foot and cycle paths and public open space.

West Suffolk Council is also asked to approve a full application for phase one of the ‘Barton Severalls’ development – 291 homes – and a pedestrian footbridge over the railway crossing at Cattishall.

Site of proposed development off A134.Cattishall - Great Barton side of railway line.Land stretching from Cattishall (road leading up to former level junction) to the A143 and up to Orttewell Road railway bridge could be developed for 1,500 homes. Picture Mark Westley. (26721053)
Site of proposed development off A134.Cattishall - Great Barton side of railway line.Land stretching from Cattishall (road leading up to former level junction) to the A143 and up to Orttewell Road railway bridge could be developed for 1,500 homes. Picture Mark Westley. (26721053)

Phase one includes a community building – described as a ‘multi-function community facility’.

It is also proposed to re-open an existing railway underpass to Moreton Hall for pedestrians/cyclists.

The hybrid application is the latest development in the plans for land south of the A143 between Bury St Edmunds and Great Barton. It has been earmarked for 1,250 homes since 2010, with development firm Berkeley at the helm.

Last year St Joseph Homes, a subsidiary of Berkeley, submitted a scoping opinion report for 1,500 homes. This application reduces that number to 1,375.

The 78.67-hectare Barton Severalls siteborders the railway line and Moreton Hall estate, the A143 and the hamlet of Cattishall.

Access to Barton Severalls would be via two roundabous on the A143.


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