Homes plan redesigned

THE redesign of 26 houses on a Great Waldingfield development has been given the go-ahead.

Building work on the construction of 93 homes in Folly Road has already begun after planning permission was approved in 2010.

However, Bellway Homes asked Babergh District Council if it could change the layout and design of 26 of the properties to allow each to have four bedrooms.

Speaking during a development committee meeting on Wednesday, Michael Smith, an agent for the company, said the amendments would not drastically change the original plans.

“The number of homes is not changing,” he said. “They will all be four-bedroom properties but there is still a mix of sizes and they are lower in height than before.”

Richard Kemp, district councillor for Long Melford, said he felt the homes were not designed to fit in with the traditional Suffolk countryside.

Others claimed the redesign was a profit-making ploy as four-bedroom homes could be sold for more money.

Members approved the application with 14 in favour.