Decision on inquiry into 170 new homes due early next year

The outcome of a public inquiry into plans to build 170 homes in Great Cornard is expected in early January.

Developer Persimmon Homes has appealed for permission to build the homes on land east of Carsons Drive after its initial application was turned down.

Peter Beer, county councillor for Great Cornard, spoke against the design of the proposals during the inquiry last month.

“It is not an inspiring plan and would do nothing to enhance the area in its present form,” said Mr Beer.

“The designs need to be greatly improved. I think people deserve better.”

Persimmon Homes claims the plans are “appropriate” and the land is designated for housing in the local plan.

A spokeswoman for Babergh District Council said a planning inspector’s ruling would be made in early January.