Huge house building scheme put forward for homes on the edge of Bury St Edmunds

The continuing surge in the expansion of Bury St Edmunds’ house-building schemes looks set to be given the green light with plans submitted for 1,375 new homes on a green field site on the fringe of the town.

The project also features a series of infrastructure projects including two roundabouts, a new local centre, public open space, a primary school and foot and cycle paths on land off the A143 at Great Barton.

West Suffolk Council is also being asked to approve a full application for phase one of the “Barton Severalls” development with 291 homes and a pedestrian footbridge over the railway crossing at Cattishall.

It is also proposed to re-open an existing railway underpass to Moreton Hall for pedestrians/cyclists.

The application is the latest development in the plans for land south of the A143 between Bury St Edmunds and Great Barton. It has been earmarked for 1,250 homes since 2010, with development firm Berkeley at the helm.

Last year St Joseph Homes, a subsidiary of Berkeley, submitted a scoping opinion report for 1,500 homes. This application reduces that number to 1,375.

The 78.67-hectare “Barton Severalls” site borders the railway line and Moreton Hall estate, the A143 and the hamlet of Cattishall.

Access to “Barton Severalls” would be via two roundabouts on the A143.

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