Plans for 1,100-home Chilton Woods Scheme available to view

A previous artist's impression of the Chilton Woods development in Sudbury ANL-150302-161557001
A previous artist's impression of the Chilton Woods development in Sudbury ANL-150302-161557001

Plans for the controversial Chilton Woods scheme in Sudbury are now available to view.

Residents will be able to comment on the outline planning application which was submitted by landowner Suffolk County Council to Babergh District Council in December.

The plans include a reduction in homes from previous plans, now including up to 1,100 properties.

As an ‘outline’ application, it is has been submitted to “establish the principle of the site”, seeking to establish the broad parameters of the proposal, including the highway access arrangements.

But all other matters such as house designs are reserved for subsequent planning applications to determine at a later date.

The site plans include a number of facilities including a hotel, a primary school and pre-school, household waste recycling centre, village centre with shops and other amenities, village hall, sports pavilion, playing fields and allotments, community woodland areas and children’s play areas.

The plans also propose the creation of new vehicular access points and sustainable transport links.

To see the planning application, please visit the Council’s web site www.babergh.gov.uk/chiltonwoods.

You can also view the application’s key documents at Babergh’s offices in Corks Lane, Hadleigh and at Sudbury Town Hall, as well as at Sudbury, Long Melford and Great Cornard libraries.

Please contact them in advance to ensure the documents are available when you visit.

The deadline for comments on the proposed development is March 18.