Plans for 138 homes off Poplar Hill, Stowmarket, refused by Mid Suffolk District Council
A fresh bid to build homes on Poplar Hill, Stowmarket, has been turned down by Mid Suffolk District Council.
Gladman Developments Ltd had proposed 138 homes after an earlier bid for 160 homes on the greenfield site was rejected in September.
The council's development control committee unanimously refused the planning application this morning.
Cllr Matthew Hicks said: "On a personal note I think it's extremely disappointing that an applicant putting in for this sort of housing has not had any sort of meetings with the parishes involved.
"It is really disappointing that Gladman have not even had the courtesy to show up today to discuss the application with us."
The outline application was refused on the grounds of the land being outside the settlement boundary, its proximity to and potential impact on Combs Wood – which is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) – and the impact on the Grade I-listed Combs parish church.