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Framlingham Town Council have their say on 107-home plan

Framlingham, Suffolk. Land off Mount Pleasant which has been earmarked to have housing built upon it. ANL-140309-213257009

Framlingham, Suffolk. Land off Mount Pleasant which has been earmarked to have housing built upon it. ANL-140309-213257009

Framlingham Town Council was set to have their say on a proposal to build 107 dwellings in the town at a meeting yesterday.

While the town council will give their recommendation on the plans, ultimately it will be Suffolk Coastal District Council who will make the final decision on whether the proposals, submitted by Persimmon Homes in July, will get the green light.

Land south of Mount Pleasant Farm, Mount Pleasant, has been earmarked for the development. The plans also include associated access, open space and landscaping.

The application has received only a handful of comments from the public at the time of going to press, with concerns raised over town’s infrastructure, and strains on the town’s services.

One resident said: “Schools, health, social activities are over subscribed and a housing development of this size will only exacerbate the problems,” while another added: “Whilst I am not against development in theory I think it has to be regulated and amenities in place prior to work commencing.”

The site is currently in use as an arable field, and sits close to the town centre and to Thomas Mills High School.

It is proposed 35 of the dwellings would be affordable housing, with access to the site coming from a new priority junction from the B1119.

An open space more than 2,000 square metres would be used to house a children’s play area, and an outdoor recreation and sport area.

The plans can be viewed in full, quoting the planning application reference number C14/2276/FUL, on the Suffolk Coaster District Council website at www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk

 

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