Stowupland housing plan: Decision on 70 homes put back by Mid Suffolk District Council
Plans to build 70 homes in Stowupland have been put on hold for a second time amid claims the development conflicts with a newly-adopted neighbourhood plan.
Mid Suffolk District Council’s planning were recommended to approve the proposals this week to develop land south of Gipping Road.
The proposals contained a clause that Thradstones Meadow will be offered to the council to buy for £1 accompanied by enough money to maintain for 25 years.
But, having once deferred back in January, the decision has again been put back so officers can check it against the Neighbourhood Plan.
Councillor Keith Welham, Stowupland Parish Chairman and district councillor, objected to the plans, arguing National Planning Policy Framework states where a planning application conflicts with an up-to-date development plan, including a Neighbourhood Plan, permission should not be granted.
He also raised concerns about the future of Thradstone Meadow, which lies south of the proposed development. He claimed arrangements for the transfer of the meadow to the parish council had not been discussed with them and neither was the transfer of a pond and tree belt in the application.