BMSDC Joint Local Plan - Pre-Submission Reg19 (interactive) 2020

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Mid Suffolk District Council Place Maps and Policies

Place maps and policies

Ashbocking (Hamlet)

Ashbocking, classified as a Hamlet Village, is a linear settlement located approximately 11km north of Ipswich. There are three Grade II listed buildings located to west of the B1077. Ashbocking lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).


Ashfield cum Thorpe (Hamlet)

Located approximately 5km east of the Debenham, Ashfield cum Thorpe is a linear settlement which is classified as a Hamlet Village. The Grade II listed St Mary's Church and Church Farm House are located at the centre of the village, with further listed buildings located to the north and south of the settlement. Ashfield cum Thorpe within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Athelington (Hamlet)

Located approximately 5km to the south-west of Stradbroke, Athelington is classified as a Hamlet Village. The Grade II* listed Church of St Peter lies to the south of the settlement, with two listed moated complexes in the surrounding landscape to the west of the settlement.

Bacton (Core Village)

Bacton is located approximately 9km north of Stowmarket and is identified as a Core Village, with Cow Green, Earl's Green and Station Road classified separately as Hamlets. The landscape in Bacton and its immediate surroundings is characterised as Plateau Claylands. The settlement is formed of two historic greens both of which contain a cluster of Grade II listed buildings. Between the two lies a Grade II* manor which derives its significance from its location within the open landscape between the two historic greens.

Land is reserved for a 210-place primary school (which is already funded) on site LA046 (application DC/17/03799). There is currently sufficient local capacity for healthcare provision to accommodate existing commitments and planned growth in the Plan. Existing planning commitments and growth through the Plan will result in Stowmarket Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) operating over capacity. Therefore, development in Bacton will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision.

Joint Local Plan Allocations

LA046 – Allocation: Former Bacton Middle School, Bacton

Site Size - 4.43ha

Approximately 50 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
  2. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
  3. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards education provision; and
  4. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision.

LA047 – Allocation: Land north east of Turkey Hall Lane, Bacton

Site Size - 4.54ha

Approximately 51 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Open space provision.

LA106 – Allocation: Land south of Pretyman Avenue, Bacton

Site Size – 5.37ha

Approximately 85 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Education provision; and
  2. Healthcare provision.

LA105 – Allocation: Land north of Church Road, Bacton

Site Size - 4.7ha

Approximately 81 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Education provision; and
  2. Healthcare provision.


Bacton – Cow Green (Hamlet)

Cow Green is located within the parish of Bacton, lies approximately 9km north of Stowmarket. It is classified as a Hamlet Village.

Bacton – Earl's Green (Hamlet)

Earl's Green located approximately 9km north of Stowmarket and within the parish of Bacton, is classified as a Hamlet Village. A Grade II listed farmhouse is located within the Hamlet.

Bacton - Station Road (Hamlet)

Bacton – Station Road is located approximately 11km north of Stowmarket, and is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are two Grade II listed buildings located to the north of the settlement.


Badwell Ash (Hinterland)

Badwell Ash is located approximately 4km east of the A1088 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. Long Thurlow is classified separately as a Hamlet Village. The settlement consists of primarily linear 20th century residential development along The Street with a small number of dispersed individual listed buildings. The landscape in Badwell Ash and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Plateau Claylands.

Badwell Ash - Long Thurlow (Hamlet)

Located approximately 13km north of Stowmarket, Long Thurlow is classified as a Hamlet Village, within the parish of Badwell Ash. There are a number of Grade II listed buildings within the settlement including listed buildings at the entrances to the settlement from the south, east and west.

Barham – Bell's Cross Road (Ipswich Fringe)

Barham – Bell's Cross Road is classified as a Hamlet Village within the Ipswich Fringe. Predominantly the surrounding landscape is classified as Ancient Estate Claylands, with an area to the east classified as Ancient Rolling Farmlands. Barham falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence; therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Barham – Sandy Lane (Ipswich Fringe)

To the north of Ipswich, Barham – Sandy Lane is a Hinterland Village within the Ipswich Fringe. The dwellings are primarily 20th century with only isolated listed buildings identified. The landscape in Barham and the immediate surrounding area to the north and south is characterised as Rolling Valley Farmland. East of the settlement is characterised as Ancient Estate Farmland, and the river valley to the west is classified as Valley Meadowlands. Shrubland Hall and grounds are identified as Historic Parks and Gardens. Barham falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence; therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Joint Local Plan Allocations

LA119 – Allocation: Land north of Pesthouse Lane, Barham

Site Size – 1.7ha

Approximately 20 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Education provision;
  2. Libraries; and
  3. Public transport infrastructure.


Barking (Hinterland)

Barking is located south-west of Needham Market along the B1078 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily linear 20th century residential development along the B1078 with a small number of dispersed individual listed buildings. The landscape in Barking and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Ancient Plateau Claylands, with the north east section heading towards Needham Market characterised as Rolling Valley Farmlands. East of Barking there are several ancient woodlands which are also identified as SSSI sites.

Battisford (Hamlet)

Located approximately 4km south of Stowmarket, Battisford is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are two listed buildings within the settlement boundary, and further listed buildings and farmsteads within the surrounding agricultural landscape.

Battisford Tye (Hamlet)

Located approximately 4km south of Stowmarket, Battisford Tye is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are areas of archaeological potential within the settlement. There are two listed buildings within the settlement and further listed buildings and farmsteads within the surrounding agricultural landscape.

Baylham (Hamlet)

Located approximately 4km south of Needham Market, Baylham is classified as a Hamlet Village. The Grade II* listed Baylham Hall and associated buildings lie to the west of the settlement.

Bedfield - Little Green (Hamlet)

Bedfield – Little Green is located approximately 5km north-west of Framlingham is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are two Grade II listed buildings on the entrance to the Hamlet from the west and east. There are further listed buildings within the surrounding agricultural landscape.


Bedfield - Long Green (Hamlet)

Bedfield – Long Green is located approximately 5km north-west of Framlingham is classified as a Hamlet Village. To the east of the settlement lies the Grade I listed Church of St Nicholas and Grade II* listed Bedfield Hall. Further listed buildings are located within the settlement boundary, particularly around a green to the south-west.

Bedingfield – Church (Hamlet)

Bedingfield, located approximately 7km to the south of Eye, is classified as a Hamlet Village. At the centre of the settlement lies the Grade I listed Church of St Mary and further Grade II listed buildings are located within the settlement.

Bedingfield – Street (Hamlet)

Bedingfield – Street is located approximately 6km north of Debenham. The settlement comprises of linear development, with the Grade II listed Yew Tree farmhouse at the centre. The landscape surrounding Bedingfield – Street is classified as Plateau Claylands.

Beyton (Hinterland)

Beyton is located south of the A14 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings. There are two Conservation Areas, one encompasses the Beyton Green triangular settlement pattern and another south includes the All Saints Church. The landscape in Beyton and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Plateau Estate Farmlands with the large areas from east to west characterised as Ancient Rolling Farmlands. South of Quaker Lane is an ancient woodland.

Botesdale and Rickinghall (Core Village)

Located approximately 9km south west of Diss, Botesdale and Rickinghall were historically two separate villages, but later development has resulted in a continuous linear settlement. Botesdale and Rickinghall are classified as a Core Village in the settlement hierarchy. The Botesdale and Rickinghall Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in January 2020. The landscape in the river valley to the north and west of the settlement is predominantly classified as Wooded Valley Meadowland and Fens, rising to Rolling Valley Farmlands and Furze and areas of Ancient Plateau Claylands in the higher grounds surrounding the settlement. A Conservation Area covers the historic linear core of the settlement and contains a large number of listed buildings lining the main street. Botesdale and Rickinghall lies within the Protected Habitats Mitigation Zone.

There is currently sufficient primary school capacity locally to accommodate planning commitments and growth planned through the Plan. However, there is a requirement to expand the existing local pre-school and secondary school. The Botesdale Health Centre recently benefited from expansion to enable additional provision in relation to committed growth. Existing planning commitments and growth through the Plan will result in Stowmarket Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) operating over capacity. Therefore, development in Botesdale and Rickinghall will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision.

Joint Local Plan Allocations

LA049 – Allocation: Land south of Back Hills, Botesdale & Rickinghall

Site Size - 3ha

Approximately 40 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies of the Plan and Botesdale Neighbourhood Plan, and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Open space provision;
  2. Public rights of way on site is to be retained and enhanced; and
  3. Highways improvements.
  4. Development must consider impacts upon the protection and enhancement of trees

LA050 – Allocation: Land north of Gardenhouse Lane, Botesdale & Rickinghall

Site Size - 1.5ha

Approximately 42 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies of the Plan and Botesdale Neighbourhood Plan, and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Provision of a new footpath on Gardenhouse Lane; and
  2. Education provision;

LA052 – Allocation: Land north of Mill Road, Botesdale & Rickinghall

Site Size - 2.8ha

Approximately 69 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with:

  1. The relevant policies of the Plan and Botesdale Neighbourhood Plan;
  2. A Construction Environment Management Plan secured as a condition to be secured prior to commencement, to demonstrate that it protects groundwater, surface water features and controls aquatic pollution; and
  3. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards open space provision.


Bramford (Ipswich Fringe)

Bramford is located west and adjacent to the Ipswich boundary, and is identified as a Core Village, within the Ipswich Fringe. A cluster of listed buildings are located to the south of the settlement near the Grade I listed Church of St Mary, and a further cluster of Grade II listed buildings are located at The Street at the centre of the village. The landscape in Bramford and the immediate surrounding area is predominantly characterised as Rolling Valley Farmland. East of the main settlement lies the river valley which is characterised as Valley Meadowlands. Further west the landscape is characterised as Rolling Estate Farmland. The Gipping Valley represents a particularly sensitive archaeological landscape, with remains of all periods.

An extension to Bramford CEVCP will be required to facilitate growth in Bramford planned through the Plan. There is a requirement for a new 60-place pre-school. Additionally, contributions will be requested to support the provision of a new healthcare facility in Ipswich. Contributions will be sought towards footpath improvements, and transport mitigation measures for development in this area. Portman's Walk Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in Ipswich is currently operating over capacity. Therefore, development in Bramford will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision.

Bramford falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s). For allocations of 50 dwellings or more a project level HRA will also be required in order to secure access to sufficient greenspace at application stage in line with Annex I of Natural England advice.

Joint Local Plan Allocations

LA006 – Allocation: Land south of Fitzgerald Road, Bramford

Site Size - 4.18ha

Approximately 100 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance Runcton House and Street Farm Cottage (both Grade II) and their settings;
  3. Rights of Way should be retained and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and active transport;
  4. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided; Site layout should be designed to take into account existing water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
  5. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards primary and secondary school provision and a new pre-school;
  6. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision;
  7. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision;
  8. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, for improving for improving local pedestrian links; and
  9. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards junction improvements on the A1071 / B1113.

LA007 – Allocation: Land east of The Street, Bramford

Site Size - 9.3ha

Approximately 190 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Pre-school education provision (including reserving land and proportionate build-costs);
  2. Open space provision;
  3. Highway improvements in Bramford and Sproughton;
  4. Improvements to Public Rights of Way.

LA107 – Allocation: Land east of Bramford Road, Bramford

Site Size – 2.1ha

Approximately 14 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Open space provision.

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Brome (Hinterland)

Brome is located west of the A140, north of the Eye Airfield Site and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily linear 20th century residential development along the Rectory Road with a number of dispersed individual listed buildings and a small cluster of listed buildings in Brome Street. The landscape in Brome and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Rolling Valley Claylands.


Brundish (Hamlet)

Brundish lies approximately 6km south-east of Stradbroke and is classified as a Hamlet Village. A cluster of houses at Crown Corner is provided with a settlement boundary that does not contain any listed buildings. The surrounding agricultural landscape contains a number of listed buildings, including the Church of St Lawrence to the east.

Burgate (Hamlet)

Located approximately 8km south-west of Diss, Burgate is classified as a Hamlet. The Grade II* listed Church of St Mary abuts the settlement boundary to the south, and the Grade II* listed Hall Farm House and associated Grade II listed barn is located to the west of the settlement. Burgate lies within the Protected Habitats Mitigation Zone.

Buxhall (Hamlet)

Located approximately 4km west of Stowmarket, Buxhall is classified as a Hamlet. There are three Grade II listed buildings to the south of the junction of Mill Road and Rattlesden Road. The eastern aspect of the settlement contains a number of listed buildings including the Grade I listed Church of St Mary.

Claydon with part Barham (Ipswich Fringe)

Claydon and Barham are located east of the Gipping Valley and north of Ipswich and is identified as a Core Village, within the Ipswich Fringe. Barham – Sandy Lane and Barham – Bell's Cross Road are classified separately in the settlement hierarchy. To the east of the settlement lies the Church of St Peter and the Church of St Mary – both Grade I listed. The landscape in Claydon and Barham and the immediate surrounding area to the north and south is characterised as Rolling Valley Farmland. Landscape to the east of the settlement is characterised as Ancient Estate Farmland and Ancient Rolling Farmlands, with the river valley to the west classified as Valley Meadowlands.

A new primary school (including a 60-place pre-school) is required to facilitate growth planned through the Plan for the Claydon catchment area. An expansion to Claydon Primary School was completed in 2019. Land is reserved for a 210-place primary school and pre-school on site LA002 (planning application 1856/17). An expansion to Claydon High School will be required. In order to facilitate Plan growth increased health capacity for this locality will be required. Options are currently being considered with existing practices. Existing planning commitments and growth through the Plan will result in Stowmarket Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) operating over capacity. Therefore, development in Claydon and Barham will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision. Policies MP9, MP10 and MP18 of the Suffolk Minerals and Waste Local Plan apply to sites LA001 and LA002.

Claydon and Barham fall within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s). For allocations of 50 dwellings or more a project level HRA will also be required in order to secure access to sufficient greenspace at application stage in line with Annex I of Natural England advice.

Joint Local Plan Allocations

LA001 – Allocation: Land east of Norwich Road, Barham

Site size - 10.6ha

Approximately 325 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance the Church of St Mary (Grade I), Garden Wall and gateway (Grade II), Shrubland Hall (Grade II*) and Registered Park and Garden (Grade I) and their settings, including avoiding access via the historic trackway to the east of the site and ensuring the church remains a prominent building with its rural character setting maintained;
  3. Existing vegetation on the eastern edge of the site should be retained for screening;
  4. Important hedgerows should be retained
  5. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
  6. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
  7. Potential noise pollution issues are effectively mitigated;
  8. Rights of Way within the site and within the vicinity of the site should be retained and enhanced;
  9. Appropriate landscaping and noise mitigation addressing the compatibility of neighbouring quarry site;
  10. Measures are introduced to remediate land affected by contamination;
  11. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
  12. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards provision of the new pre-school and primary school, and secondary school provision;
  13. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision;
  14. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision;
  15. Provision of highway improvements of strategic road network in the area may be required;
  16. Provision of a transport assessment to determine existing and projected capacity and any mitigation required;
  17. Internal footways provided within the development and linked with adjoining site (LA002), and the provision of bus stops.

LA002 – Allocation: Land north of Church Lane, Barham

Site size - 24.9ha

Approximately 270 dwellings (and associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance the Church of St Mary (Grade I), Garden Wall and gateway (Grade II), Shrubland Hall (Grade II*) and Registered Park and Garden (Grade I), and Henry VIII Farmhouse (Grade II) and their settings, including avoiding access via the historic trackway to the east of the site and ensuring the church remains a prominent building with its rural character setting maintained. Development should be set back from the eastern edge of site and the south-western edge along Norwich Road;
  3. Existing vegetation on the eastern edge of the site should be retained for screening;
  4. Measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided, including preservation in situ of Anglo-Saxon settlement remains and archaeological excavation of other remains;
  5. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
  6. A free serviced site of 3ha should be reserved for a new pre-school and primary school plus proportionate contributions towards the build costs;
  7. Provision of highway improvements of strategic road network in the area may be required;
  8. Potential noise pollution from the A14 and neighbouring quarry site is effectively mitigated;
  9. Rights of Way within the site and within the vicinity of the site should be retained and enhanced;
  10. Developer should test the potential resources on the site to identify if prior extraction or use of the mineral on site is appropriate;
  11. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards secondary school provision;
  12. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision;
  13. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision;
  14. Internal footways provided within the development and linked with adjoining site (LA001), and the provision of bus stops.

LA003 – Allocation: Land south of Church Lane, Claydon

Site size - 6.2ha

Approximately 75 dwellings (and associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance the Church of St Mary (Grade I), Garden Wall and gateway (Grade II), Shrubland Hall (Grade II*) and Registered Park and Garden (Grade I) and their settings. Development should be set back from the northern edge of the site;
  3. Important hedgerows should be retained and historic footpaths should be incorporated into the development;
  4. Trees covered by Tree Preservation Orders are retained;
  5. Rights of Way within the site and within the vicinity of the site should be retained and enhanced;
  6. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
  7. Flood risk assessments should be used to avoid and mitigate all forms of flooding in a sustainable manner;
  8. An ecological survery is provided, and any necessary mitigation measures;
  9. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
  10. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards the provision of the new pre-school and primary school, and secondary school provision;
  11. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision; and
  12. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision.

Coddenham (Hinterland)

Coddenham is located 3km east of the A140 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The existing settlement primarily sits linear along School Street and the High Street and consists of 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings, most notably a cluster of listed buildings concentrated around the fork in the road between The High Street, School Street and Church Road. The Conservation Area encompasses this cluster of listed buildings and the existing development along the High Street but then extends west into adjoining landscape. The landscape in Coddenham and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Ancient Estate Farmlands with the eastern section of the High Street characterised as Ancient Estate Claylands. The majority of Coddenham falls within the 13km Zone of Influence for the RAMS. For development within this 13km Zone of Influence, contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Combs (Hinterland)

Combs is located south-west of Stowmarket and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The existing settlement primarily sits linear along Bildeston Road/ Park Road and Tannery Road. Combs consists of 20th century residential development with several dispersed listed buildings. The landscape in Combs and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Rolling Valley Claylands with the area west of Model Farm characterised as Ancient Plateau Claylands.

Combs - Moats Tye (Hamlet)

Located approximately 2km south-west of Stowmarket, Moats Tye, within the parish of Combs is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are four Grade II listed buildings within the settlement.

Cotton (Hamlet)

Located approximately 9km north of Stowmarket and 1km east of Bacton, Cotton is classified as a Hamlet Village. The listed buildings within the settlement are located to the south of the settlement, with a small cluster to the east of the Grade I listed Church of St Andrew.

Creeting St Mary (Hinterland)

Creeting St Mary is located east of the A14, north-east of Needham Market and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The existing settlement sits linear along All Saints Road and consists of 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings. The landscape in Creeting St Mary and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Rolling Valley Farmlands and east from Fleetwood Close characterised as Ancient Estate Claylands.

Creeting St Mary – Dunche's Lane (Hamlet)

Located to the north-east of the main settlement of Creetting St Mary, Creeting St Mary – Dunche's Lane is classified as a Hamlet Village.

Creeting St Mary – Jack's Green (Hamlet)

Located between Needham Market and the A14, Jack's Green is classified as a Hamlet Village and lies within the parish of Creeting St Mary. There are two Grade II listed buildings within the settlement.

Creeting St. Peter (Hamlet)

Located just to the north of the A14, Creeting St Peter is classified as a Hamlet Village. The Grade II* listed Roydon Hall lies to the north-east of the village, and there is one Grade II listed building at the centre of the settlement.

Crowfield (Hamlet)

Crowfield, classified as a Hamlet Village, is a long linear settlement approximately 7km from Needham Market. There are a few listed buildings within the settlement, most notably there is a cluster of four Grade II listed buildings on the southern edge of the settlement.

Debenham (Core Village)

Debenham is a large linear village situated on the upper reaches of the River Deben. Debenham is classified as a Core Village. The Debenham Neighbourhood Plan was made in March 2019. The majority of the landscape surrounding Debenham is classified as Rolling Valley Farmlands, with some areas of Ancient Estate Claylands to the south and Plateau Claylands to the west. A conservation area covers the historic linear core of the settlement, which contains a number of listed buildings. The surrounding agricultural landscape is characterised by dispersed farmsteads, some of which contain listed buildings.

In order to facilitate growth in the Plan and Debenham Neighbourhood Plan additional primary school capacity will be required. This can be achieved through an expansion to the local primary school. Additional pre-school capacity will be required, which can be achieved by expansion of existing pre-school facilities. There is currently sufficient secondary school capacity to accommodate growth planned through the Plan and existing commitments. Mitigation measures will be sought from for healthcare provision for cumulative growth in the vicinity of the healthcare practice. Capacity issues at the local Water Recycling Centre has been raised. Developments within the locality will be required to carry out a full assessment of the increased discharge on the watercourse. The assessment should demonstrate that the proposed development can be delivered without causing a breach of environmental legislation (WFD). Existing planning commitments and growth through the Plan will result in Stowmarket Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) operating over capacity. Therefore, development in Debenham will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision.

Joint Local Plan Allocations

LA056 – Allocation: Land south of Low Road

Development of approximately 18 dwellings, will be supported in principle in accordance with the relevant Plan policies and Debenham Neighbourhood Plan.

LA057 – Allocation: Land north of Ipswich Road

Development of approximately 140 dwellings, will be supported in principle in accordance with the relevant Plan policies and Debenham Neighbourhood Plan.

LA058 – Allocation: Land east of Aspall Road

Development of approximately 87 dwellings, will be supported in principle in accordance with the relevant Plan policies and Debenham Neighbourhood Plan.

Denham (Hamlet)

Located approximately 5km east of Eye, Denham consists of two sections of predominantly linear development and is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are three Grade II listed buildings within the settlement boundary and a number of listed buildings in the surrounding countryside.

Drinkstone – Church (Hamlet)

Located just to the south of the A14, Drinkstone – Church is identified as Hamlet Village. The settlement consists of predominantly linear development. The settlement contains a number of listed buildings including the Grade II* listed Church of All Saints.

Drinkstone Green (Hamlet)

Located approximately 4km south of Woolpit, Drinkstone Green is classified as a Hamlet Village. Drinkstone Green contains a number of Grade II listed buildings scattered across the settlement. To the east of the settlement lies Drinkstone Mills, which is covered by a Conservation Area and includes the Grade I listed Post Mill.

Earl Stonham - Angel Hill (Hamlet)

Earl Stonham – Angel Hill located either side of the A140 is classified as a Hamlet Village. The settlement consists of linear development and contains listed buildings spread across the village.

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Earl Stonham - Forward Green (Hinterland)

Forward Green is located on the A1120 west of the A140 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement branches from the central triangular green and consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a several listed buildings on the boundary of the green. The landscape in Forward Green and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Ancient Plateau Claylands.

Earl Stonham – Middlewood Green (Hamlet)

Located approximately 3km west of the A140, Earl Stonham – Middlewood Green is classified as a Hamlet Village. A Grade II listed farmhouse lies at the centre of the village.

Elmswell (Core Village)

Elmswell is situated halfway between Bury St. Edmunds and Stowmarket and has good transport links, being located just to the north of the A14 and Elmswell train station offers rail services to Ipswich and Cambridge. Elmswell is classified as a Core Village in the settlement hierarchy. The majority of the landscape surrounding Elmswell is classified as Ancient Plateau Claylands, with Rolling Valley Farmlands and Furze located to the south of the settlement. The Grade II* Church of St. John lies in a prominent location to the south-west of the settlement. There are a number of dispersed Grade II listed buildings along School and Station Roads and a series of four historic farmsteads, set in a line to west of the road running north of the settlement.

In order to facilitate growth planned through the Plan and existing planning commitments, for the Elmswell catchment area, an expansion to Elmswell CP School will be required together with expansion of the secondary school. A new pre-school is required to facilitate growth, and 0.1ha of land should be reserved on site LA065. Additionally, there will be a requirement to expand Woolpit Health Centre (which is the catchment practice for Elmswell). Development will be expected to contribute towards traffic management schemes to reduce accidents on the A1088 roundabout. Policies MP9 and MP10 of the Suffolk Waste and Minerals Plan apply to site LA063.

Joint Local Plan Allocations

LA062 – Allocation: Land east of Ashfield Road, Elmswell

Site Size – 4.09ha

Approximately 106 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Open space provision; and
  2. Public rights of way linkages.

LA063 – Allocation: Land south of Church Road, Elmswell

Site Size - 2.62ha

Approximately 38 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and:

  1. Junction improvements to Warren Lane with Church Road/Cross Street; and
  2. Provision of passing places on Warren Lane.

LA064 – Allocation: Land north of Church Road, Elmswell

Site Size - 2.94ha

Approximately 60 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance the Church of St John (Grade II*), Church Cottage (Grade II) and The Almshouses (Grade II) and their settings;
  3. General amenity space is retained, or amenity space of greater quality, accessibility and quantity is provided as part of the scheme;
  4. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
  5. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing sewers and water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
  6. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
  7. Mitigation measures at School Road and Church Road junction (further investigation would be required in relation to any impact on heritage);
  8. Capacity issues with junction of New Road / Warren Lane and Church Road / Cross Street would also require further investigation;
  9. Provision of a transport assessment to determine the impact on existing network and cumulative impact of development in the area including any impact on level crossings;
  10. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards the pedestrian and cycle link between Elmswell and Woolpit;
  11. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards provision of primary and secondary school provision and new pre-school; and
  12. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision.

LA065 – Allocation: Land north west of School Road, Elmswell

Site Size - 4.2ha

Approximately 50 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance Elmswell Hall (Grade II) and its setting;
  3. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing sewers and water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
  4. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
  5. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures, are provided;
  6. A free serviced site of 0.1ha should be reserved for a new pre-school plus proportionate contributions towards the build costs;
  7. Mitigation measures at School Road and Church Road junction (further investigation would be required in relation to any impact on heritage);
  8. Capacity issues with junction of New Road / Warren Lane and Church Road / Cross Street would also require further investigation;
  9. Provision of a transport assessment to determine the impact on existing network and cumulative impact of development in the area including any impact on level crossings;
  10. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards the pedestrian and cycle link between Elmswell and Woolpit;
  11. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards secondary school provision, and a new primary school;
  12. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision.

LA066 – Allocation: Land west of Station Road, Elmswell

Site Size - 4.18ha

Approximately 100 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance Willow Farmhouse (Grade II), Green Farmhouse (Grade II), Oak Farmhouse (Grade II) Dagwood Farmhouse (Grade II) and their settings;
  3. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
  4. The two public rights of way crossing the site are retained and enhanced;
  5. Mitigation measures at School Road and Church Road junction (further investigation would be required in relation to any impact on heritage);
  6. Capacity issues with junction of New Road / Warren Lane and Church Road / Cross Street would also require further investigation;
  7. Provision of a transport assessment to determine the impact on existing network and cumulative impact of development in the area including any impact on level crossings;
  8. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards the pedestrian and cycle link between Elmswell and Woolpit;
  9. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards provision of primary school and secondary school provision and new pre-school provision; and
  10. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision.

Eye (Market Towns and Urban Areas)

Eye is located west of the River Dove, east of the A140 and is identified as a Market Town and Urban Area. At the time of writing, the Eye Neighbourhood Plan is awaiting a Referendum date. The settlement consists of a high number of listed buildings and heritage assets focussed within a Conservation Area, inter-dispersed with 20th century development. The landscape in the northern aspect of Eye is characterised as Ancient Plateau Claylands, the central area is characterised as Rolling Valley Claylands and the eastern and southern aspect of Eye is characterised as Wooded Valley Meadowlands and Fens. South-east of Eye is a Local Nature Reserve.

An expansion to St Peter and St Paul Primary School would be required to facilitate growth planned through the Plan. A new 60-place pre-school will be required locally. Hartismere Academy would also require an expansion. Mitigation measures for healthcare provision will be sought from developments within and adjoining Eye. Existing planning commitments and growth through the Plan will result in Stowmarket Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) operating over capacity. Therefore, development in Eye will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision.

Joint Local Plan Allocations

LA020 – Allocation: Land north of Magdalen Street, Eye

Site Size – 2.5ha

Approximately 80 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies set out in the Plan and Eye Neighbourhood Plan.

LA021 – Allocation: Land north of Church Street, Eye

Size of site – 0.34ha

Approximately 12 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies set out in the Plan and Eye Neighbourhood Plan.

LA099 – Allocation: Land at Eye Airfield, Eye

Site size – 64ha

Employment uses (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan, Eye Neighbourhood Plan and Current Waste Safeguarding Policies;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance Stone Cottage and 30 to 32 Eye Road (Grade II listed) and their settings;.
  3. In order to limit the risk of water shortages for this specific area, all non- intensive water use proposals[1] (offices, storage and distribution) will be prioritised in the period up to 2025.
  4. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
  5. Rights of Way within the site and within the vicinity of the site should be retained and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and active transport;
  6. Potentially contaminated land is remediated;
  7. Provision of a transport assessment to determine existing and projected capacity and any mitigation required; and
  8. Development is compatible with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) consultation zones.

LA109 – Allocation: Land south of Eye Airfield

Site Size – 7.1ha

Approximately 174 dwellings

The development shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies of the Plan and Eye Neighbourhood Plan.

LA110 – Allocation: Land north of Millfield, Eye

Site Size – 1.3ha

Approximately 34 dwellings

The development shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies of the Plan and Eye Neighbourhood Plan.

LA111 – Allocation: Allotments north of Millfield, Eye

Site Size – 1.4ha

Approximately 72 dwellings

The development shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies of the Plan and Eye Neighbourhood Plan.


Felsham (Hinterland)

Felsham is located on the north-western district boundary adjoining the West Suffolk District, and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of 20th century residential development and several listed buildings. The Conservation Area covers a circular area from the centre of the settlement to the east and encompasses the two greens and most of the listed buildings. The landscape in Felsham and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Rolling Farmlands and east from Felsham Village Hall characterised as Rolling Valley Claylands.

Finningham (Hinterland)

Finningham is located approximately 9km south-west of Eye and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement is located along and east of the B1113 (Station Road) Waldingfield Road and includes development around the crossroads between B1113 and Westhorpe Road/Wickham Road. The settlement consists of 20th century residential development and several listed buildings. The Conservation Area encompasses most of the listed buildings. The landscape in Finningham and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Plateau Claylands.

Flowton (Hamlet)

Located approximately 6km west of Ipswich, Flowton is classified as a Hamlet Village. The Grade I listed Church of St Mary lies to the south-west of the settlement. Flowton lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Framsden (Hamlet)

Located approximately 5km south of Debenham, Framsden is classified as a Hamlet Village. The village compromises of largely linear development, with the Grade I listed Church of St Mary at the centre of the village, and the Grade II* listed Framsden Hall to the east. Framsden lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Fressingfield (Hinterland)

Fressingfield is located on the crossroads of the B1116 (Laxfield Road), Stradbroke Road and New Street and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The Fressingfield Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in March 2020. The settlement consists of 20th century residential development and several listed buildings. The Conservation Area encompasses most of the listed buildings. The landscape in Fressingfield and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Plateau Claylands.


Gedding (Hamlet)

Located approximately 10km west of Stowmarket, Gedding is classified as a Hamlet Village. The village consists of two main clusters of housing. The cluster to the east contains the Grade I listed Church of St Mary on its eastern edge.

Gipping (Hamlet)

Located approximately 6km north-east of Stowmarket, Gipping is classified as a Hamlet Village. Whilst there are no listed buildings with the settlement boundary, there are a number of listed buildings in the surrounding countryside.

Gislingham (Hinterland)

Gislingham is located on the triangular junction of Mill Street, High Street and Thornham Road and is also approximately 8km north of Bacton and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of 20th century residential development and several listed buildings. The landscape in Gislingham and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Plateau Claylands.

Gosbeck (Hamlet)

Located approximately 8km east of Needham Market, Gosbeck is classified as a Hamlet Village. The village comprises of linear development with listed buildings at the entrance from the south and east. Gosbeck lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Great Ashfield (Hamlet)

Located approximately 4km north of Elmswell, Great Ashfield is classified as a Hamlet Village. The Grade I listed Church of All Saints lies to the north of the settlement, and two Grade II listed buildings lie to the south of the church.

Great Blakenham (Ipswich Fringe)

Great Blakenham is located north-west of Ipswich, separated from the neighbouring village of Claydon by the River Gipping and the A14. Great Blakenham is identified as a Hinterland Village, within the Ipswich Fringe. Great Blakenham – Old Bell House is classified separately as a Hamlet Village, within the Ipswich Fringe. The dwellings are primarily 20th century with only three listed buildings identified. To the north, south and west of the settlement the landscape is classified as Rolling Valley Farmlands. The river valley to the west is characterised as Valley Meadowlands.

A new primary school is required to facilitate growth planned through the Plan for the Claydon catchment area (which includes Great Blakenham). Land is reserved for a 210-place primary school on site LA002 (planning application 1856/17). Increased healthcare capacity for the locality will be required to facilitate growth planned through the Plan. Policy MP18 of the Suffolk Minerals and Waste Local Plan applies to site LA010.

Great Blakenham falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Joint Local Plan Allocations

LA010 – Allocation: Land south of Chalk Hill Lane and West of Hood Drive, Great Blakenham

Site Size - 0.7ha

Approximately 8 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
  2. Provision of an ecological survey and any relevant mitigation measures;
  3. Public Rights of Way should be retained and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and active transport;
  4. Noise pollution is effectively mitigated
  5. Provision of a transport statement to determine existing and projected capacity and any mitigation required;
  6. Widening of the carriageway from the site to Stowmarket Road and improvements to footway at Chalk Hill Lane;
  7. Suitably address surface water flood risk impacts;
  8. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards Household Waste Recycling provision;
  9. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards secondary school provision and a new pre-school;
  10. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision;
  11. and
  12. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards CCTV at the level crossing.

Great Blakenham – Old Bell House (Ipswich Fringe)

Great Blakenham – Old Bell House is classified as a Hamlet Village, within the Ipswich Fringe. The landscape to the north, south and west of the settlement is classified as Rolling Valley Farmlands. The landscape to the east is classified as Valley Meadowlands. The Grade II listed Bell Inn is located at the centre of the settlement. Great Blakenham falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Great Bricett (Hamlet)

Located approximately 7km south-west of Needham Market, Great Bricett is classified as a Hamlet Village. At the northern edge of the village lies the Grade I listed Church of St Mary and St Laurence. To the west of the settlement lies the Great Bricett moated site Ancient Monument.

Great Finborough (Hinterland)

Great Finborough is located 2.5km south-west of Stowmarket, along the B1115 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. Great Finborough – Borough Lane is classified separately as a Hamlet Village. The settlement consists of 20th century residential development and dispersed individual listed buildings such as Great Finborough Hall (School) (Grade II). The landscape in Great Finborough and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Rolling Valley Claylands. The southern tip of the main settlement and continuing along the B1115 south the land is characterised as Ancient Rolling Farmlands.

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Great Finborough – Borough Lane (Hamlet)

Located to the south of Great Finborough, Borough Lane is classified separately as a Hamlet Village. The settlement consists of predominantly linear development along High Road and Borough Lane.

Harleston (Hamlet)

Located approximately 4km north-west of Stowmarket, Harleston is classified as a Hamlet Village. Listed buildings lie to the north and south of the settlement, including the Grade I listed Church of St Augustine to the north-east.

Haughley (Core Village)

Haughley is located approximately 5km north-west of Stowmarket, just north of the A14. Haughley is classified as a Core Village, with Haughley Green and Haughley New Street classified separately as Hamlet Villages. The Haughley Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in October 2019. The landscape to the north of Haughley is classified as Ancient Plateau Claylands with Rolling Valley Farmlands and Furze to the south and Wooded Valley Meadowlands further to the south in the river valley. A Conservation Area covers the linear historic core of the settlement, and contains a number of listed buildings including the Grade I listed Church of St. Mary the Virgin to the north, and the remains of Haughley Castle – a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

There is currently no additional primary school capacity beyond existing planning commitments in the Haughley catchment area. Further development within the catchment will be required to make provisions for additional a primary school provision. Existing planning commitments and growth through the Plan will result in Stowmarket Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) operating over capacity. Therefore, development in Haughley will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision.

Joint Local Plan Allocations

LA067 – Allocation: Land South of Bacton Road, Haughley

Site Size - 4ha

Approximately 98 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies of the Plan and Haughley Neighbourhood Plan.

LA104 – Allocation: Land West of Fishponds Way, Haughley

Site Size – 2.8ha

Approximately 98 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies of the Plan and Haughley Neighbourhood Plan.

LA117 – Allocation: Land north of Station Road, Haughley

Site Size – 1.3ha

Approximately 29 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies of the Plan and Haughley Neighbourhood Plan.


Haughley - Green (Hamlet)

Located approximately 2km north of Haughley, Haughley Green is classified as a Hamlet Village. The Haughley Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in October 2019. Grade II listed buildings are located throughout the settlement, with a Grade II* listed moated farmhouse to the east.

Haughley - New Street (Hamlet)

Haughley New Street is located just to the north of the A14 and 1km to the west of Haughley. The Haughley Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in October 2019. There are four Grade II listed buildings within the settlement, and the Grade I listed Haughley Park and associated grounds lie to the west of the settlement.


Helmingham (Hamlet)

Located approximately 10km to the west of Needham Market, Helmingham is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are a number of listed buildings within the settlement including Helmingham Hall and the Grade I listed Church of St Mary. Helmingham lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Hemingstone (Hamlet)

Located approximately 6km east of Needham Market, Hemingstone is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are no listed buildings within the settlement boundary, however there are a number of listed buildings in the surrounding landscape. Hemingstone lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).


Henley (Hinterland)

Henley is located 5km north of Ipswich and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of 20th century residential development and a few listed buildings. The landscape in Henley and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Estate Claylands. Henley falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence; therefore, contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Hessett (Hinterland)

Hessett is located along the western Mid Suffolk District boundary and is classified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement is predominantly linear along The Green and The Street and consists of 20th century residential development and listed buildings. The landscape in Hessett and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Rolling Farmlands.

Hinderclay (Hamlet)

Located approximately 2.5km north of Botesdale & Rickinghall, Hinderclay is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are a number of listed buildings in and around the settlement, including the Grade I listed Church of St Mary. Hinderclay lies within the Protected Habitats Mitigation Zone.


Horham (Hinterland)

Horham is located between Stradbroke and Eye on the B1117 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. Development is predominantly linear along the B1117 and consists of 20th century residential development and dispersed individual listed buildings. The landscape in Horham and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Plateau Claylands.

Hoxne - Cross Street/Heckfield Green (Hinterland)

Hoxne - Cross Street/Heckfield Green is located east of the A140, approximately 5km north-east of Eye and is identified as a Hinterland Village. Development is predominantly linear along Cross Street and consists of 20th century residential development and dispersed individual listed buildings. The Conservation Area stretches west from Heckford Green and continues west up Abbey Hill including the remains of Hoxne Priory which is identified as a scheduled monument. The landscape in Cross Street and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Plateau Claylands.

Hoxne - Low Street (Hinterland)

Hoxne is located east of the A140 along the B1118 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The small settlement is located mainly along The B1118 and Low Street and consists of 20th century residential development and several listed buildings. The Listed buildings are mainly concentrated around the triangular section combining of B1118, Low Street and Church Hill. The Conservation Area extends along the western aspect of Hoxne - Low Street, north of the Vicarage (Grade II) down to the Old Thatch (Grade II) on Abbey Hill. The landscape in Hoxne and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Rolling Valley Claylands.

Hunston (Hamlet)

Located approximately 1km west of Badwell Ash, Hunston is classified as a Hamlet Village. A Conservation Area covers the historic core of the settlement and extends north to include Langham Hall Farmhouse. Further north, Langham Hall and Church of St Mary are Grade II* listed.

Kenton (Hamlet)

Located approximately 4km north-east of Debenham, Kenton is classified as a Hamlet Village. The settlement consists of two clusters of dwellings, with a Grade II listed farmhouse located between the two. The southern section of the settlement is centred around the Grade II* listed All Saints Church.

Langham (Hamlet)

Located close to the border with West Suffolk District, Langham is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are three Grade II listed buildings within the settlement boundary and further listed buildings are located in the surrounding countryside.


Laxfield (Hinterland)

Laxfield is located near the eastern district boundary to East Suffolk District along the B1117 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings. The Conservation Area encompasses the settlement along the B1117 and up Bickers Hill Road. The landscape in Laxfield and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Plateau Estate Farmlands with the large areas from east to west characterised as Ancient Rolling Farmlands. A small part of Laxfield lies within RAMS 13km Zone of Influence. All developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s) within this Zone of Influence, will be expected to make contributions.


Little Blakenham (Hamlet)

Little Blakenham lies to the south-west of Great Blakenham and is classified as a Hamlet Village. Little Blakenham Pit SSSI lies to the north of the settlement. On the western edge of the settlement lies the Grade I listed Church of St Mary and Grade II listed Old Rectory. Little Blakenham lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Mellis (Hinterland)

Mellis is located west of Yaxley and the A140 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of 20th century residential development and a large number of listed buildings. The Conservation Area encompasses the settlement and extending west to include the Mellis Green. The landscape in Mellis and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Plateau Claylands.

Mendham - Church (Hinterland)

Mendham is located east of the A143 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings primarily the Church of all Saints and surrounding buildings. The landscape in Mendham and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily west of Denny's Hill and Withersdale Road as Wooded Valley Meadowlands and Fens, east of the same roads characterised as Rolling Valley Claylands.

Mendham – Withersdale Road (Hamlet)

Mendham – Withersdale Road consists of linear development and is classified as a Hamlet Village. A Grade II* listed building is located at the southern edge of the settlement, and a Grade II listed building is located on the northern edge.

Mendham - Withersdale Street (Hamlet)

Within the parish of Mendham, Withersdale Street is classified as a Hamlet Village. There is a small cluster of listed buildings at the junction of Metfield Road and Mendham Road.

Mendlesham (Core Village)

Mendlesham lies approximately 8km north-east of Stowmarket and to the west of the A140. Mendlesham is classified as a Core Village in the settlement hierarchy, with Mendlesham Green separately classified as a Hamlet. The Mendlesham Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in March 2017. The landscape surrounding Mendlesham is classified as Plateau Claylands. The Conservation Area encompasses the Grade I listed Church of St. Mary and a cluster of listed buildings on Old Market Street and Front Street.

In order to facilitate growth through the Plan and existing planning commitments Mendlesham Primary School will require an expansion. Additional pre-school places will be required, which could be achieved at existing setting at the local Primary School. Additionally, Mendlesham Health Practice will require an extension. Existing planning commitments and growth through the Plan will result in Stowmarket Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) operating over capacity. Therefore, development in Mendlesham will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision.

Joint Local Plan Allocation

LA073 – Allocation: Land south of Glebe Way, Mendlesham

Site Size – 5.3 ha

Approximately 75 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies of the Plan and the made Neighbourhood Plan;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance Elm's Farmhouse (Grade II*) and its setting;
  3. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
  4. Flood risk assessments should be used to avoid and mitigate all forms of flooding in a sustainable manner;
  5. Provision of a transport assessment to determine existing and projected capacity and any mitigation required.
  6. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards primary and secondary school provision;
  7. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision;
  8. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision; and
  9. Improved footway link to the north and provide a footway link to existing network.

Mendlesham - Green (Hamlet)

Within the parish of Mendlesham, Mendlesham Green is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are no listed buildings within the settlement boundary, however there are Grade II listed farmhouses to the north and west of the settlement.

Metfield (Hinterland)

Metfield is located on the B1123 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings primarily the Church of St. John the Baptist and surrounding buildings. The Conservation Area encompasses the central spine along the B1123 within the settlement. The landscape in Metfield and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Plateau Claylands.

Mickfield (Hamlet)

Located approximately 1.5km east of the A140, Mickfield is classified as a Hamlet Village. The Grade I listed Church of St. Andrew lies at the centre of the village.

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Needham Market (Market Towns and Urban Areas)

Needham Market is located on the B1113 south-east of the Stowmarket and is identified as a Market Town and Urban Area. The settlement is south of the River Gipping and railway line. The built form consists of a high number of listed buildings and heritage assets mainly focussed within a Conservation Area, inter-dispersed with 20th century development. Needham Lake is classified as a Local Nature Reserve. Of the remaining landscape surrounding the urban settlement; north west there is a section characterised as Rolling Valley Claylands, west and south is primarily characterised as Ancient Plateau Claylands with sections of Rolling Valley Farmlands to the south, south-west and further north-east.

Expansion of Bosmere Primary and contributions toward a new school would be required to facilitate growth planned through the Plan. Additional pre-school places will be required to facilitate growth, which can be achieved by expanding existing facilities. The cumulative growth of existing commitments and growth planned through the Plan, may require an expansion to current healthcare facilities. Existing planning commitments and growth through the Plan will result in Stowmarket Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) operating over capacity. Therefore, development in Needham Market will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision.

Joint Local Plan Allocations

LA030 – Allocation: Land west of Stowmarket Road, Needham Market

Site Size – 2.1ha

Approximately 66 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Open space provision;
  2. Highways improvements.

LA031 – Allocation: Former Needham Market Middle School, Needham Market

Site Size – 1.26ha

Approximately 41 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and:

  1. Highway improvements at The Causeway/School Street junction.

LA032 – Allocation: Former Mid Suffolk District Council Offices and Car Park, Needham Market

Site Size – 2.62ha

Approximately 94 dwellings and 400m2 floorspace of Class E uses (with associated infrastructure)

Applications for full flexibility or for a single or flexible use involving one or more of the uses within Class E will be considered on their individual merits. Prior to submission applicants should engage with the LPA to agree the required assessment work in support of any proposal

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards:

  1. Open space provision;
  2. Public rights of way enhancements.

Norton (Hinterland)

Located along the A1088, approximately 3.5km east of Thurston, Norton is classified as a Hinterland Village. Norton – Little Green and Ashfield Road is classified separately as a Hamlet Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a small number of dispersed individual listed buildings. The landscape in Norton and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Ancient Plateau Claylands.

Norton - Little Green, Ashfield Road (Hamlet)

Located to the east of Norton, Norton Little Green and Ashfield Road are classified as Hamlet Villages. There is a cluster of listed buildings to the western aspect of Norton Little Green, including the Grade II* listed Manor Farmhouse.

Oakley (Hamlet)

Within the parish of Brome & Oakley, Oakley is classified as a Hamlet Village. The village consists of largely linear development, and includes some listed buildings, including the Grade II* listed Poplar Farmhouse.

Occold (Hinterland)

Occold is located east of the B1077, south of Eye and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings. The landscape in Occold and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Plateau Claylands.

Offton – Church (Hamlet)

Located approximately 10km north-west of Ipswich, Offton – Church is classified as a Hamlet Village. The Grade I listed Church of St Mary is located at the entry to the village from the east. Offton – Church lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence; therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Offton – Place (Hamlet)

Located just to the west of Somersham, Offton – Place is classified as a Hamlet Village. The village largely comprises of linear development, with the Grade II listed Offton Place located at the centre. Offton – Place lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence; therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Old Newton (Hinterland)

Old Newton is located north of Stowmarket and is identified as a Hinterland Village. Old Newton – Church is classified separately as a Hamlet Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings. The landscape in Old Newton and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Plateau Claylands.

Old Newton – Church (Hamlet)

Located around the Grade I listed Church of St Mary, Old Newton – Church is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are three Grade II listed buildings within the settlement boundary, and further listed farmsteads located in the surrounding countryside.

Onehouse (Hinterland)

Onehouse is located south of the A14, north-west of Stowmarket and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings. Some of the Stowmarket urban settlement extends into adjoining parishes such as Onehouse. The landscape in Onehouse and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Rolling Farmlands. Northfield Wood is an ancient woodland.

Palgrave (Hinterland)

Palgrave is located south of Diss and the South Norfolk District Boundary and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with several listed buildings mainly located around the triangular green around The Parish Church of Saint Peter. The Green is also the core of the settlement and the Conservation Area. The landscape in Palgrave and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Ancient Plateau Claylands with a band that wraps around from the north to the east and the south characterised as Rolling Valley Farmlands and Furze. Palgrave lies within the Protected Habitats Mitigation Zone.


Pettaugh (Hamlet)

Located approximately 2.5km east of Stonham Aspal, Pettaugh is classified as a Hamlet Village. On the eastern edge of the village lies the Grade II* listed Church of St Catherine.

Rattlesden (Hinterland)

Rattlesden is located south of Woolpit and approximately 6km south of the A14 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. Rattlesden – Poystreet Green and Top Road is classified separately as a Hamlet Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a concentration of listed buildings close to the Church of St Nicholas (Grade I). The Conservation Area encompasses most of the settlement. The landscape in Rattlesden and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Rolling Valley Claylands.

Rattlesden - Poystreet Green, Top Road (Hamlet)

Within the parish of Rattlesden, Poystreet Green & Top Road are classified as a Hamlet Villages. Both sections of the settlement include Grade II listed buildings.

Redgrave (Hinterland)

Redgrave is located north of Botesdale and the A143 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement pattern is of linear development along the B1113 and Half Moon Lane and consists primarily of listed buildings and several 20th century residential developments. The Conservation Area encompasses most of Redgrave. The landscape in Redgrave and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Plateau Claylands. Redgrave lies within the Protected Habitats Mitigation Zone.

Redlingfield (Hamlet)

Located approximately 5km south-east of Eye, Redlingfield is classified as a Hamlet Village. A Grade II listed building is located at the centre of the village and towards the eastern aspect.

Ringshall Stocks (Hamlet)

Located approximately 5km south-west of Needham Market, Ringshall Stocks (within the parish of Ringshall) is classified as a Hamlet Village. The one Grade II listed building within the settlement boundary lies to the south of the settlement.

Rishangles (Hamlet)

Located approximately 6km south of Eye, Rishangles is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are a number of listed buildings within the settlement and the surrounding countryside, including the Grade II* church at the centre of the settlement.

Somersham (Hinterland)

Somersham is located west of the B1113 and the A14 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings. The landscape in Somersham and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Rolling Valley Farmlands. Somersham falls within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

Stoke Ash (Hamlet)

Located just to the east of the A140, Stoke Ash is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are four Grade II listed buildings within the settlement boundary, and the Grade II* listed Church of All Saints is located to the north of the settlement.

Stonham Aspal (Core Village)

Stonham Aspal is located approximately 8km east of Stowmarket, and 2km to the east of the A140. Stonham Aspal is classified as a Hinterland Village, with Mill Green classified separately as a Hamlet. The majority of the landscape surrounding Stonham Aspal is classified as Ancient Estate Claylands, with small sections to the north identified as Plateau Claylands and Rolling Valley Farmlands and Furze to the north-west. The majority of the listed buildings are located along The Street, with some listed farmsteads in the surrounding agricultural landscape.

There is currently sufficient primary school capacity to accommodate outstanding planning commitments and growth planned through the Plan at Stonham Aspal CEPC. Additional pre-school places will be required at the local primary school. The cumulative growth of existing commitments and growth planned through the Plan, may require an expansion to current healthcare facilities in Needham Market (which serves Stonham Aspal). Existing planning commitments and growth through the Plan will result in Stowmarket Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) operating over capacity. Therefore, development in Stonham Aspal will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision.

Joint Local Plan Allocation

LA076 – Allocation: Land south of The Street, Stonham Aspal

Site Size - 1.9ha

Approximately 35 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies of the Plan;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance Ponds Cottage, Garden Cottage, Barn south-east of Chevers Farmhouse, Old School House, Users House (all Grade II listed) and their settings;
  3. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitgation measures are provided;
  4. An alternative provision of playing field(s) of equal or greater quality, accessibility and quantity is provided as part of the scheme;
  5. Public rights of way which pass through the site are retained and enhanced;
  6. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards pre-school and secondary school provision;
  7. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision;
  8. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision; and
  9. Provision of a bus shelter to the existing bus stop on the edge of the site.

Stonham Aspal - Mill Green (Hamlet)

Located within the parish of Stonham Aspal, Mill Green is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are two Grade II listed buildings within the settlement boundary, and a further Grade II listed building to the north-west of the settlement.

Stonham Parva (Hinterland)

Stonham Parva is located along and west of the A140 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings. The landscape in Stonham Parva and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Plateau Claylands.

Stowlangtoft – Church (Hamlet)

Located approximately 5km north of Elmswell and Thurston, Stowlangtoft is classified as a Hamlet Village. The Grade I listed Church of St. George lies on the western edge of the settlement.

Stowlangtoft – Kiln Lane (Hamlet)

Located to the north of the main settlement of Stowlangtoft – Kiln Lane is classified as a Hamlet Village.

Stowmarket (Market Towns and Urban Areas)

Stowmarket has good transport links, with good access to the A14 and mainline rail services to Norwich, Ipswich and London. It is identified as a Market Town and Urban Area. The settlement consists of a high number of listed buildings and heritage assets mainly focussed within a Conservation Area however there are also several individual listed buildings inter-dispersed amongst the 20th century development. The urban settlement extends beyond the parish boundary into adjoining parishes such as Onehouse and Haughley. The landscape within the river valleys to the north, west and south-east is classified as Wooded Valley Meadowlands. To the south an area of landscape is classified as Rolling Valley Clayland, with Rolling Valley Farmlands and Furze and Ancient Plateau Claylands located to the east. An area of Ancient Rolling Farmlands is located to the north-west of the settlement.

A new primary school (including a 60-place pre-school) is already planned and funded as part of the Chilton Leys development. Stowmarket High School would also require an expansion. With regards to Health provision; increased capacity will be required for this locality in order to facilitate growth planned through the Plan, a feasibility study will assess options for additional provision. Capacity issues at the local Water Recycling Centre has been raised. Developments within the locality will be required to carry out a full assessment of the increased discharge on the watercourse. The assessment should demonstrate that the proposed development can be delivered without causing a breach of environmental legislation (WFD). Existing planning commitments and growth through the Plan will result in Stowmarket Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) operating over capacity. Therefore, development in Stowmarket will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision. Policy MP18 of the Suffolk Minerals and Waste Local Plan will apply to site LA036.

A number of the Plan allocations in Stowmarket are existing allocations from the Stowmarket Area Action Plan (2013) and have Development Briefs, which set out the general development principles of the site. These are:

LA033 – Chilton Leys Development Brief (December 2013);

LA035 – Ashes Farm Development Brief and Delivery Framework (November 2016);

LA036 – Land south of Union Road (Draft) Development Brief (April 2016);

LA044 – Mill Lane Development Brief (February 2013).

Joint Local Plan Allocations

LA033 – Allocation: Land south of Gun Cotton Way, Stowmarket

Site Size – 3ha

Approximately 68 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Open space provision; and
  2. Education provision.

LA034 – Allocation: Chilton Leys, Stowmarket

Site Size – 33ha

Approximately 600 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Healthcare provision;
  2. Open space provision;
  3. Education provision;
  4. Library provision; and
  5. Public Rights of Way enhancements.

LA035 – Allocation: Ashes Farm, Stowmarket

Size of site – 22.8ha

Approximately 575 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies of the Plan and the general development principles set out in the Ashes Farm Development Brief and Delivery Framework (November 2016);
  2. Rights of Way should be retained and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and active transport;
  3. Noise pollution from the A14 to the north of the site, is effectively mitigated;
  4. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measured are provided;
  5. A full assessment of increased discharge on the watercourse, and relevant mitigation measures;
  6. Flood risk assessments should be used to avoid and mitigate all forms of flooding in a sustainable manner;
  7. Developer should test the potential resources on the site to identify if prior extraction or use of the mineral on site is appropriate;
  8. Traffic calming measures on Stowupland Road (B1115);
  9. Provision of a new footway along frontage to link with existing network;
  10. A signalled junction at Stowupland Road/Newton Road roundabout may be required.
  11. Provision of a transport assessment and any mitigation measures;
  12. A free serviced site of 0.1ha to be reserved for a new pre-school, and proportionate contributions towards the build costs;
  13. Contributions towards the provision of secondary school provision and a new primary school;
  14. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision; and
  15. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision;

LA036 – Allocation: Land south of Union Road, Stowmarket

Site Size – 23.3ha

Approximately 400 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance Starhouse Farmhouse and Barn, Stow Lodge Hospital and The Shepherd and Dog Public House (all Grade II listed) and their settings;
  3. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
  4. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
  5. Potential noise pollution from is effectively mitigated
  6. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures, are provided;
  7. Developer should test the potential resources on the site to identify if prior extraction or use of the mineral on site is appropriate;
  8. Rights of Way within the site and within the vicinity of the site should be retained and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and active transport;
  9. A full assessment of increased discharge on the watercourse, and relevant mitigation measures;
  10. Footway links should be internal to the development, with access from Union Road.
  11. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards secondary school provision, and a new pre-school and primary school;
  12. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision;
  13. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision;

LA037 – Allocation: Former Stowmarket Middle School, Stowmarket

Site Size – 1ha

Approximately 40 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance the setting of the Stowmarket Council School Memorial Drinking Fountain (Grade II listed) and its setting;
  3. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
  4. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
  5. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing sewers and water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
  6. Rights of Way within the site and within the vicinity of the site should be retained and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and active transport;
  7. A full assessment of increased discharge on the watercourse, and relevant mitigation measures;
  8. Contributions towards primary school and secondary school provision and a new pre-school;
  9. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision;
  10. Provision of contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision.

LA038 – Allocation: Land south of Creeting Road West, Stowmarket

Size of site – 0.88ha

Approximately 25 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance the setting of the Stowmarket Conservation Area;
  3. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
  4. Flood risk assessments should be used to avoid and mitigate all forms of flooding in a sustainable manner;
  5. Potential noise and light pollution is effectively mitigated from nearby roads, rail and employment site;
  6. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing sewers in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
  7. A full assessment of increased discharge on the watercourse, and relevant mitigation measures;
  8. Provision of a transport assessment to determine existing and projected capacity and any mitigation required;
  9. Consideration of station accessibility improvements to facilitate appropriate access to the train station.
  10. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards the secondary school provision and a new pre-school and primary school;
  11. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision; and
  12. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision.

LA044 – Allocation: Land at Mill Lane, Stowmarket

Size of site – 52ha

A combination of Employment, Open Space, Leisure and Recreation Land Use (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
  2. Applications for full flexibility or for a single or flexible use involving one or more of the uses within Class E will be considered on their individual merits. Prior to submission applicants should engage with the LPA to agree the required assessment work in support of any proposal
  3. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance Clamp Farm, Clamp Cottages, Badley Mill House (Grade II) Creeting Hall (Grade II*) and Church of St Peter and (Grade II*) their settings;
  4. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
  5. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
  6. Developer should test the potential resources on the site to identify if prior extraction or use of the mineral on site is appropriate;
  7. Rights of Way within the site and within the vicinity of the site should be retained and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and active transport;
  8. Provision of a transport assessment to determine existing and projected capacity and any mitigation required;
  9. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
  10. A flood risk assessment should be used to avoid and mitigate all forms of flooding in a sustainable manner; and
  11. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards off-site road improvements including to the A14 (J50).

LA112 – Allocation: Land east and west of Prentice Road, Stowmarket

Site Size –

Approximately 93 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)[2]

The development shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Contributions towards the administration and implementation of Traffic Orders imposing waiting restrictions along Prentice Road.

LA108 – Allocation: Land south of Gun Cotton Way, Stowmarket

Size of site – 11ha

The development shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies set out in the Plan;

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Stowupland (Core Village)

Located just to the north-east of Stowmarket, Stowupland has good transport links, with good access to the A14 and Stowmarket Train Station. Stowupland is classified as a Core Village, with Saxham Street separately classified as a Hamlet. The Stowupland Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in June 2019. The majority of the landscape surrounding Stowupland is classified as Ancient Plateau Claylands. The settlement is built around Thorney Green, a large T-shaped area of open space. There are several listed farm complexes located around the Green, and to the south of the settlement on Mill Street.

In order to facilitate existing planning commitments and growth planned through the Plan a new primary school is likely to be required. This depends upon the outcome on further investigation of existing primary school capacity potential. A new pre-school for 30 places is needed locally. Stowupland High School will require an expansion. Additionally, there may be a requirement for increased healthcare capacity. Due to Water Recycling Centre capacity, development will be required to carry out a full assessment of the increased discharge on the watercourse. The detailed assessment should demonstrate that the proposed development can be delivered without causing a breach of environment legislation (WFD) for the site. Depending upon the outcome of the assessment contributions may be sought to create extra capacity at Stowmarket Water Recycling Centre. Existing planning commitments and growth through the Plan will result in Stowmarket Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) operating over capacity. Therefore, development in Stowupland will be expected to make contributions towards additional HWRC provision.

Joint Local Plan Allocations

LA077 – Allocation: Land south of Church Road, Stowupland

Site Size - 1.55ha

Approximately 18 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies of the Plan and Stowupland Neighbourhood Plan.

LA078 – Allocation: Land south of Stowmarket Road, Stowupland

Site Size - 17.8ha

Approximately 300 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies of the Plan and Stowupland Neighbourhood Plan;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance Elm Farmhouse, Mill Green Farmhouse, Old Farmhouse, and Orchard House (all Grade II listed) and their settings, including retention of the central orchard boundaries as a development buffer and access located away from Elm Farmhouse;
  3. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
  4. Allotments on site are retained or an alternative provision of equal or greater quality, accessibility and quantity of allotments is provided as part of the scheme;
  5. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
  6. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
  7. A sufficient buffer to the A14 to the south is provided to maintain separation from the A14 and any other measures to mitigate noise pollution are provided;
  8. Rights of Way should be retained and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and active transport;
  9. A full assessment of increased discharge on the watercourse, and relevant mitigation measures;
  10. If required at the time of a planning application, a free serviced site of 3ha should be reserved for the setting of a pre-school and primary school;
  11. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards primary school and secondary school provision;
  12. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards additional Household Waste Recycling provision;
  13. Transport Assessment is needed to determine the impact on existing network (including any impact on level crossings) and the cumulative impact of development in the area, and consider any relevant mitigation measures;
  14. Provision of traffic calming measures on Stowmarket Road, and potential improvements to junction with A1120 and B1115.

LA100 – Allocation: Land north of B1115, Stowupland

Site Size - 8.14ha

Approximately 143 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies of the Plan and Stowupland Neighbourhood Plan; and
  2. Improvements to the A1120 and B1115 junction.

Stowupland – Saxham Street (Hamlet)

Located to the north-east of the main settlement of Stowupland, Saxham Street is classified separately as a Hamlet Village. The Stowupland Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in June 2019. A Grade II listed building is located at the northern edge of the settlement.

Stradbroke (Core Village)

Located in the north-east of Mid Suffolk, Stradbroke is classified as a Core Village. The Stradbroke Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in March 2019. The majority of the landscape surrounding Stradbroke is classified as Plateau Claylands, with a small section of Rolling Valley Claylands located to the west of the settlement. A Conservation Area covers the historic core of the settlement, with a high number of Grade II listed buildings clustered around the Grade II* listed Church of All Saints. Additionally, there are two large moated sites to the north and the south of the settlement, with further medieval moated sites located in the surrounding landscape.

There is currently sufficient primary school capacity to accommodate existing planning commitments and growth planned through the Plan and the Stradbroke Neighbourhood Plan. Additional pre-school places at the existing pre-school will be required. An extension to Stradbroke High School will be required to facilitate growth in the Stradbroke catchment area through planning commitments and growth planned through the Plan. Mitigation measures will be sought from planning applications in the vicinity of the healthcare practice.

Joint Local Plan Allocations

LA080 – Allocation: Land west of Queen Street, Stradbroke

Development of approximately 75 dwellings, will be supported in principle in accordance with the relevant policies of the Plan and Stradbroke Neighbourhood Plan.

LA081 – Allocation: Land north of Laxfield Road, Stradbroke

Development of approximately 45 dwellings, will be supported in principle in accordance with the relevant policies of the Plan and Stradbroke Neighbourhood Plan.

LA082 – Allocation: Land south of New Street, Stradbroke

Development of approximately 60 dwellings, will be supported in principle in accordance with the relevant policies of the Plan and Stradbroke Neighbourhood Plan.

LA083 – Allocation: Land east of Farriers Close, Stradbroke

Development of approximately 35 dwellings, will be supported in principle in accordance with the relevant policies of the Plan and Stradbroke Neighbourhood Plan.

Stuston (Hinterland)

Stuston is located west of the A140, south-east of Diss and the South Norfolk District Boundary and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The linear settlement pattern is concentrated along the Old Bury Road and consists of primarily listed buildings with a small number of 20th century residential development. The landscape in Stuston and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Rolling Valley Farmlands and Furze with the western aspect of the settlement characterised as Rolling Valley Claylands.

Syleham (Hamlet)

Located approximately 8km north-east of Eye, Syleham is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are three Grade II listed buildings within the settlement boundary.

Thorndon (Hinterland)

Thorndon is located east of the A140 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with several listed buildings. The landscape in Thorndon and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Rolling Valley Claylands with the large area east and south of Post Mill Roundhouse (Grade II) characterised as Plateau Claylands.

Thornham Magna (Hamlet)

Located approximately 1km west of the A140, Thornham Magna is classified as a Hamlet Village. A number of listed buildings are located within and around the settlement including the Grade II* Four Horseshoes Public House on the southern edge of the village.

Thrandeston (Hamlet)

Located approximately 4km north-west of Eye, Thrandeston is classified as a Hamlet Village. The village contains a Conservation Area which is centred around a green at the centre of the village. The Grade I listed Church of St Margaret lies at the eastern edge of the settlement.


Thurston (Core Village)

Thurston, identified as a Core Village, is situated approximately 7km east of Bury St Edmunds, and lies on a ridge above a tributary of the Little Ouse River. Thurston Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in October 2019. The landscape to the north, south and west is classified as Plateau Estate Farmlands, with Ancient Rolling Farmlands being located to the east. Historically the settlement area was formed of a series of dispersed farmsteads, a parish church and vicarage, but had no distinct settlement core. As a result, the heritage assets tend to be located on the edge of the settlement, with the Church of St Peter to the eastern edge, a Manor to the north east and several large houses to the south set within landscaped gardens.

A new primary school (including a pre-school for 30 places) is already planned for Thurston, which is to be funded by Section 106 agreements from existing commitments. An expansion to Thurston Community College may be required to accommodate growth. Woolpit Health Centre (which serves Thurston) requires an expansion to facilitate existing planning commitments and Plan growth for the area.

Joint Local Plan Allocations

LA084 – Allocation: Land west of Meadow Lane, Thurston

Site Size - 3.27ha

Approximately 64 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies of the Plan and Thurston Neighbourhood Plan and contributions towards the following:

  1. Open space provision;
  2. Education provision;
  3. Highways improvements.

LA085 – Allocation: Land east of Church Road and south of Old Post Office Lane, Thurston

Site Size - 1.98ha

Approximately 25 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies of the Plan and Thurston Neighbourhood Plan;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and enhance Stockhold Green Farmhouse (Grade II listed) and its setting;
  3. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
  4. Provision of a transport assessment to determine existing and projected capacity and any mitigation required;
  5. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards secondary school provision and a new pre-school and primary school;
  6. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision;
  7. Carriageway widening with footway are required along Church Road, with priority system under railway bridge; and
  8. Provision of a Transport Assessment to fully assess the impact on railway bridge and any relevant mitigation measures.

LA086 – Allocation: Land south of Heath Road, Thurston

Site Size - 4.3ha

Approximately 110 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies of the Plan and Thurston Neighbourhood Plan;
  2. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
  3. Provision of a transport assessment to determine existing and projected capacity and any mitigation required;
  4. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards highway improvements, including footways and cycle ways;
  5. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures, are provided;
  6. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards secondary school provision and a new pre-school and primary school;and;
  7. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision.

LA087 – Allocation: Land south of Beyton Road, Thurston

Site Size - 7.9ha

Approximately 200 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies of the Plan and Thurston Neighbourhood Plan and the following:

  1. Highway improvements;
  2. Open space provision and financial sums towards play equipment;
  3. Education contributions towards new pre and primary school.

LA088 – Allocation: Land west of Ixworth Road, Thurston

Site Size - 13ha

Approximately 250 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies of the Plan and Thurston Neighbourhood Plan and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Open space provision;
  2. Highways improvement;
  3. Education contributions towards new pre and primary school; and
  4. Footpath and cycleway improvements.

LA089 – Allocation: Land east of Ixworth Road, Thurston

Site Size - 8.7ha

Approximately 200 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

  1. The relevant policies of the Plan and Thurston Neighbourhood Plan;
  2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance Manor Farmhouse (Grade II*), Range of Farm Buildings Immediately North of Manor Farm (Grade II), Church of St Peter (Grade II) and their settings;
  3. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
  4. Rights of Way within the site and within the vicinity of the site should be retained and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and active transport;
  5. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards highway improvements, including footways and cycle ways;
  6. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
  7. Protected trees within the site are retained and protected together with retention and enhancement of hedgerows;
  8. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards secondary school provision, a new pre-school and primary school; and;
  9. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision.

LA090 – Allocation: Land west of Barton Road, Thurston

Site Size - 5.2ha

Approximately 129 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies of the Plan and Thurston Neighbourhood Plan and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Open space provision;
  2. Education contributions towards new pre and primary school; and
  3. Highways improvements.

LA103 – Allocation: Land South of Barrells Road, Thurston

Site Size - 1ha

Approximately 6 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies of the Plan and Thurston Neighbourhood Plan and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Open space provision;
  2. Education contributions towards new pre and primary school;
  3. Highways contributions towards improving highway safety and pedestrian crossing improvements; and
  4. Public rights of way contributions.

LA118 – Allocation: Land west of Church Road, Thurston

Site Size – 3.8haha

Approximately 15 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant policies of the Plan and Thurston Neighbourhood Plan and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Education provision of new a pre and primary school.

Thwaite (Hinterland)

Thwaite is located west of and along the A140 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings. The landscape in Thwaite and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Rolling Valley Claylands.

Tostock (Hinterland)

Located approximately 2km north of Woolpit and the A14, Tostock is classified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings. The Conservation Area encompasses most of the settlement including greens and open spaces. The landscape in Tostock and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Rolling Farmlands.

Walsham-le-Willows (Core Village)

Walsham le Willows, a Core Village, is located approximately 7km east of Bury St Edmunds and 6km north of Stowmarket. The majority of the landscape surrounding Walsham le Willows is classified as Ancient Plateau Claylands, with areas of Plateau Claylands located to the south-east of the settlement. The historic linear core of the settlement is heavily populated by listed buildings along the main axial street, with another distinct cluster of listed building to the south of the Grade I listed Church of St Mary. The Conservation Area covers this area, and extends to Four Ashes to the south, including The Grove, a listed country house and its historic grounds.

Joint Local Plan Allocations

LA091 – Allocation: Land west of Wattisfield Road, Walsham le Willows

Site Size - 2.7ha

Approximately 60 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Education provision.

LA092 – Allocation: Land east of Wattisfield Road, Walsham le Willows

Site Size - 0.53ha

Approximately 22 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

  1. Education provision.


    Wattisfield (Hamlet)

    Approximately 4km west of Botesdale and Rickinghall, Wattisfield is classified as a Hamlet Village. The village comprises of two main clusters of housing. A Conservation Area covers a large area and includes several listed buildings, including the Grade II* listed Church of St Margaret which is located at the centre of the village. Wattisfield lies within the Protected Habitats Mitigation Zone.

    Wattisham Airfield (Hinterland)

    Located approximately 7km west of Needham Market, Wattisham Airfield is classified as a Hinterland Village. The majority of the landscape surrounding Wattisham Airfield is classified as Ancient Plateau Claylands with an area of Rolling Valley Farmlands located to the south-east.

    Westhorpe (Hamlet)

    Located approximately 3km north of Bacton, Westhorpe is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are several listed buildings within the settlement boundary. The Grade II listed Westhorpe Hall is located outside of the settlement boundary to the east of the settlement.

    Wetherden (Hamlet)

    Located between Elmswell and Haughley, Wetherden is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are a number of listed buildings within the settlement, located on Church Street, Elmswell Road and Stowmarket Road.

    Wetheringsett-Cum-Brockford - Brockford Street (Hamlet)

    Within the parish of Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford, Brockford Street is classified as a Hamlet Village. The A140 runs through the centre of the village. There is a cluster of listed buildings located at the junction of Brockford Road and the A140.

    Wetheringsett-Cum-Brockford - Church (Hinterland)

    Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford Church is located east of the A14 and is identified as a Hinterland Village. Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford Brockford Church is classified separately as a Hamlet Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with several listed buildings most notably clustered around the Church of All Saints (Grade I). The Conservation Area encompasses most of the central section including the Church and Wetheringsett Manor. The landscape in Wetheringsett cum Brockford in and around the Church is characterised as Wooded Valley Meadowlands and fens. The immediate landscape surrounding this central core is characterised as Rolling Valley Claylands and the remaining surrounding area is characterised as Plateau Claylands.

    Wetheringsett-Cum-Brockford – Wetherup Street and Park Green (Hamlet)

    Located within the parish of Wetheringsett-Cum-Brockford, Wetherup Street and Park Green are classified as Hamlet Villages. Both of the settlements consist of predominantly linear development and contain Grade II listed buildings.

    Weybread (Hamlet)

    Weybread is located approximately 8km north of Stradbroke. The settlement consists of two separate clusters of housing Weybread – Church to the north, and Weybread Street to the south, both are classified as a Hamlet Village. There is a cluster of listed buildings to the south-west of the Weybread - Church, in close proximity to the Grade II* listed Church of St Andrew.

    Whitton (Ipswich Fringe)

    Whitton lies to the north of Ipswich and is classified as a Hinterland Village within the Ipswich Fringe. The landscape to the south of Whitton is classified as Plateau Estate Farmlands with Rolling Estate Farmlands to the north.

    Whitton lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

    Joint Local Plan Allocation

    LA102 – Allocation: Land west of Old Norwich Road, Whitton

    Site size – 10ha

    Approximately 190 dwellings and associated infrastructure.

    The development shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and the following:

    1. Provision of bus stops within the site;
    2. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards highway improvements to Bury Road junction.

    Wickham Skeith and Wickham Street (Hamlet)

    The parish of Wickham Skeith contains two settlements, Wickham Skeith and Wickham Street, both of which are classified as Hamlet Villages. Located to the south, Wickham Skeith a Conservation Area is centred on the village green and includes five Grade II listed buildings. To the east of the settlement lies the Grade I listed Church of St Andrew. To the north, contains several listed buildings including a Grade II* listed Street Farmhouse at the centre of the village.

    Wilby (Hinterland)

    Wilby is located south of Stradbroke along the B1118 and is identified as a Hamlet Village. Russel's Green is classified separately as a Hamlet Village. The settlement consists of an equal measure of 20th century residential development and listed buildings, with the listed buildings concentrated around The Church of St Mary (Grade I). The landscape in Wilby and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Plateau Claylands.


    Wilby – Russel's Green (Hamlet)

    Located approximately 3km south-east of Stradbroke, Wilby – Russel's Green is classified as a Hamlet Village.

    Willisham (Hamlet)

    Located approximately 5km south-west of Needham Market, Willisham is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are no listed buildings within the settlement boundary, however there are listed farmhouses to the west and east of the settlement. Willisham lies within the RAMS 13km Zone of Influence, therefore contributions will be sought for all developments involving the creation of new dwelling(s).

    Wingfield (Hamlet)

    Located approximately 10km east of Eye, Wingfield is classified as a Hamlet Village. A Conservation Area covers the historic core of the settlement. The Grade I listed Wingfield Castle is located to the south of the settlement boundary.

    Winston (Hamlet)

    Located approximately 2.5km south of Debenham, Winston is classified as a Hamlet Village. A Grade II listed farm cottage lies within the settlement boundary.

    Woolpit (Core Village)

    Woolpit located just to the south of the A14, is classified as a Core Village. Woolpit Green, Woolpit Heath and Borley Green are classified separately as Hamlets. The core of the settlement is formed of linear development set around a central triangular green and is heavily populated with listed buildings, including the Grade I listed Church of St Mary. The Conservation Area covers this historic core and includes the Lady's Well scheduled monument. To the south of the settlement there are several important groups of listed buildings. Drinkstone Mills is set on higher ground to the west of the settlement, which includes the Grade I listed Post Mill. To the south there are four farm complexes containing listed buildings set on higher ground. The landscape immediately surrounding Woolpit is classified as Rolling Valley Farmlands and Furze, with Ancient Rolling Farmlands being located further to the south.

    A new primary school (including a 60-place pre-school) will be required in Woolpit to facilitate existing planning commitments and growth through the Plan. Woolpit Health Centre requires an expansion to facilitate existing planning commitments and Plan growth for the area.

    Joint Local Plan Allocations

    LA093 – Allocation: Land East of Green Road, Woolpit

    Site Size - 2.3ha

    Approximately 49 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

    Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

    1. Open space provision;
    2. Education provision; and
    3. Highways improvements.

    LA094 – Allocation: Land South of Old Stowmarket Road, Woolpit

    Site Size - 6.52ha

    Approximately 120 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

    Development for this site shall be expected to comply with the relevant Plan policies and contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA towards the following:

    1. Open space provision;
    2. Highways improvements;
    3. Car park provision for Woolpit Health Centre; and
    4. Education provision.

    LA095 – Allocation: Land north east of The Street, Woolpit

    Site Size - 36.2ha

    Approximately 500 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

    The development shall be expected to comply with the following;

    1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
    2. Development is designed to conserve and where appropriate enhance the Church of St Mary (Grade I), Church of St John (Grade II*) Woolpit Conservation Area and Monk's Close (Grade II) and their settings, including retention of open space to the eastern aspect of the site, retention of important hedgerows andincorporating sight lines towards the churches;
    3. The north of the site should be screened and separation maintained from White Elm Road;
    4. An archaeological assessment and measures for managing impacts on archaeological remains are provided;
    5. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
    6. A sufficient buffer, and any relevant measures are provided to mitigate potential noise pollution from the A14 to the north of the site;
    7. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing sewers and water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
    8. Rights of Way network should be developed within the site and its vicinity to enable access to the countryside and active transport;
    9. Developer should test the potential resources on the site to identify if use of the mineral on site is appropriate;
    10. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the Highway Authority and Highways England, for A14 junction 47 highway mitigation measures;
    11. Provision of a transport assessment to determine existing and projected capacity and any mitigation required;
    12. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards the pedestrian and cycle link between Elmswell and Woolpit
    13. A free serviced site of 3ha should be reserved for a new pre-school and primary school plus proportionate contributions towards the build costs;
    14. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards secondary school provision;
    15. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision.

    LA097 – Allocation: Land west of Heath Road, Woolpit

    Site Size - 1.7ha

    Approximately 30 dwellings (with associated infrastructure)

    The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

    1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan;
    2. An ecological survey, and any necessary mitigation measures are provided;
    3. Site layout should be designed to take into account existing water mains in Anglian Water's ownership within the boundary of the site;
    4. Rights of Way within the site and its vicinity should be retained and enhanced to enable access to the countryside and active transport;
    5. Contributions, to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards the pedestrian and cycle link between Elmswell and Woolpit;
    6. Carriage way will require widening;
    7. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards secondary school provision and a new pre-school and primary school; and
    8. Contributions to the satisfaction of the LPA, towards healthcare provision.

    LA120 – Allocation: Lawn Farm, Woolpit

    Site Size - 17ha

    Approximately 17ha of Class E /B2/B8 land (with associated infrastructure)

    The development shall be expected to comply with the following:

    1. The relevant policies set out in the Plan.
    2. Applications for full flexibility or for a single or flexible use involving one or more of the uses within Class E will be considered on their individual merits. Prior to submission applicants should engage with the LPA to agree the required assessment work in support of any proposal.
    3. Development should seek to manage the visual impact of development in the wider landscape through building height, bulk colour, scale and provision of extensive and appropriate screening.

    Woolpit - Borley Green, Green, Heath (Hamlet)

    Located to the south of Woolpit - Borley Green, Woolpit Green and Woolpit Heath are classified as Hamlet Villages. Woolpit Heath and Borley Green contain listed buildings, with clusters of Grade II listed buildings located south of the junction with Heath Road and Warren Lane.


    Worlingworth (Hamlet)

    The parish of Worlingworth contains four different settlements, all of which are classified as Hamlet Villages. Worlingworth – Church is located to the east and contains the Grade I listed St Mary's Church. Worlingworth – Shop Street and Church Road are located at the centre of the parish, and Worlingworth – Mill Road is located to the west. Listed buildings are spread out across the parish.

    Wortham (Hinterland)

    Wortham is located south of the South Norfolk District Boundary, west of Palgrave and is identified as a Hinterland Village. Wortham – Magpie Green and Wortham – Rectory Road are classified separately as Hamlet Villages. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with several listed buildings. The landscape in Wortham and the immediate surrounding area is characterised as Ancient Plateau Claylands. Wortham lies within the Protected Habitats Mitigation Zone.

    Wortham – Magpie Green (Hamlet)

    Located close to the Suffolk/Norfolk border, Wortham – Magpie Green is classified as a Hamlet Village. There are two Grade II listed buildings within the settlement boundary and a number of listed buildings in the surrounding countryside, including the Grade I listed Church of St Mary the Virgin which lies to the south-west of the settlement.

    Wortham – Rectory Road (Hamlet)

    Wortham – Rectory Road is located near to the Suffolk/Norfolk border and is classified as a Hamlet Village within the settlement hierarchy. Two Grade II listed buildings are located within the settlement, and further listed buildings are located within the surrounding agricultural landscape. The landscape surrounding the settlement is classified as Rolling Valley farmlands and furze.


    Wyverstone (Hamlet)

    Located approximately 2km from Bacton, Wyverstone is split between several historic centres as well as a complex of dispersed farmsteads. The Grade I listed Church of St George is located at the east of the settlement.

    Yaxley (Hinterland)

    Yaxley is located east of Mellis, west of the A140 and Eye and is identified as a Hinterland Village. The settlement consists of primarily 20th century residential development with a small number of listed buildings. The landscape in Yaxley and the immediate surrounding area is characterised primarily as Ancient Plateau Claylands with the southern aspect characterised as Rolling Valley Claylands.

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    [1] All intensive water use proposals will require pre-application discussions prior application

    [2] 33 dwellings were granted prior to the basedate of the plan. This permission has now expired and been superseded by LA112 (DC/19/01482), therefore the site makes a net contribution of 60 dwellings to the JLP.

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