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Bloor seeks outline permission for up to 210 homes in Thurston

A village already set to double in size could see a further 210 homes built on its fringes.

Bloor Homes and Sir George Agnew are seeking outline planning permission for up to 210 homes on land at Beyton Road, in Thurston.

Five other planning applications in the village totalling more than 800 homes have already won approval, while a public consultation on another proposed 210-home development east of Ixworth Road was launched by land promoter Gladman Developments in March.

Thurston Village Sign. (14556667)
Thurston Village Sign. (14556667)

Thurston Parish Council is set to discuss the Beyton Road scheme in the coming weeks, ahead of submitting a response to Mid Suffolk District Council by August 31.

Vicky Waples, parish clerk, said highways concerns would likely be top of the agenda, while there was also some concern other developments already under way or with planning approval had not yet been built and allowed to ‘bed in’.

She added that the village’s neighbourhood plan, which is going to referendum on September 12, showed the Beyton Road application area as beyond the village development boundary.

The proposed development is within Mid Suffolk, while proposed junction alterations at Fishwick Corner are on land within West Suffolk.

In a planning statement the site, currently an agricultural field, is described as ‘relatively featureless’.

Two access points to the development are proposed – off Beyton Road and Mount Road – while the Bloor application also includes junction improvements at Fishwick Corner, Pokeriage Corner and Beyton Road/Barton Road.

At Fishwick Corner, which is already close to traffic capacity, the application proposes to include land outside of that currently owned by highways to realign Barton Road, creating a staggered junction and a ‘flared’ northern approach.

At Pokeriage Corner a raised table to slow traffic, a pedestrian crossing and wider footpath are proposed.

At the junction of Beyton Road/Barton Road a three-arm mini roundabout is proposed.

View the scheme at planning.westsuffolk.gov.uk and search: DC/19/1519/OUT

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