Planning under way for 110 homes on former factory site

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Residents in Great Cornard were invited to share their views on a planning application for 110 new homes in Radiator Road last week.

Construction company Keepmoat held the public consultation to gauge public feedback on its plans to regenerate the derelict former textiles factory into housing.

Keepmoat purchased the land with a view to submitting a planning application to Babergh District Council in the spring of this year.

Outline planning permission to demolish the existing buildings and create 110 new homes was granted by the planning committee in November 2013.

Mike Dempsey, regional managing director for Keepmoat in the south, said: “We are delighted to have secured the Guildford Europe factory site and look forward to working with the planning authority and the local community as we begin to formulate our plans.

“The redevelopment of the current site will bring many benefits to the local area, including the creation of much-needed housing – both private and affordable – as well as new employment opportunities and investment in the local community”.

The proposed development will comprise a mixture of one and two-bedroom flats, and two, three and four-bedroom houses, including a proportion of affordable properties.