269 new home development in Barham given green light by council

A development of 269 new homes on land east of Norwich Road, in Barham, has been approved by Mid Suffolk District Council.

It will provide a mix of one and two bedroom apartments, two and three bedroom bungalows and two to five- bedroom homes, with 35% of the homes allocated as affordable housing.

Sustainability is a top priority for developers Taylor Wimpey, so the development will see the creation of a community orchard, swales, and Biodiversity Net Gain of over 100%. Green spaces will also be implemented across the site and will include areas with natural play elements for residents and the wider community to enjoy.

The development will also provide the installation of living green screens – a concept where full and dense hedges on public facing boundaries provide privacy and character to homes built on site. These are being championed over traditional boundary treatments such as brick walls, which have a higher carbon footprint.

Mark Chapman, technical and planning director at Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, said: “We are thrilled with the decision which means we can bring forward this landmark development within Mid Suffolk. The range of sustainability measures onsite means we can represent and enhance the development’s semi-rural setting, with the inclusion of air source heat pumps as standard and electric car charging points. We are committed to building greener, healthier homes for everyone.

“We would like to thank everyone, including local residents and the community, who have helped us develop the proposals by giving us their feedback. We are confident that this development will bring a lasting positive impact to the Barham community.”

Construction is expected to start on site next Spring 2023.

For further information about the development coming to Barham and to keep up to date with the latest news to go https://www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/new-homes/barham/land-east-of-norwich-road

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