Plans unveiled for 200 homes and care home on long vacant site in Bury St Edmunds

Artist's impression of the proposed development fronting Tayfen Road and Spring Lane, in Bury St Edmunds - Picture courtesy of Pigeon ANL-150503-095100001
Artist's impression of the proposed development fronting Tayfen Road and Spring Lane, in Bury St Edmunds - Picture courtesy of Pigeon ANL-150503-095100001
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Developers have unveiled long-awaited plans to build about 200 homes and a 60-bed care home on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds town centre.

Pigeon is to launch a consultation with residents on Monday about the proposals for vacant land, fronting Tayfen Road and Spring Lane.

The development includes 68 houses and 136 flats as well as an open space area.

Meanwhile, the care home element could include a variety options such as assisted living flats and a number of national providers have expressed interest.

William Stanton, a director at Pigeon, in Bury, said: “We’re really excited about the prospect of being able to bring forward our proposals for the site. We consider the site part of a key area of regeneration for the town and are looking to design a scheme that will complement the area moving forward.”

A public exhibition will be held on Monday, March 9 from 1.15pm to 8pm at the Quaker Meeting House, in St John’s Street, where residents can comment on the proposals.

Their comments will help shape a planning application for the homes and a revised masterplan for the wider area, which includes the gasworks site owned by National Grid.

This area of land is earmarked for commercial use such as a retail. Pigeon aim to submit the masterplan and planning application by late spring/early summer. Mr Stanton said building work on the homes could start early next year. Details can be found at www.tayfenroadbury.co.uk from Monday.