Plans for 77 new village homes under spotlight

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An application to build 77 homes on a four-and-a-half acre former coal yard off Rodbridge Hill, near Long Melford, goes before planners on tomorrow (July 8).

Southsea Properties is applying for outline planning permission for the homes, which would be a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments, and three and four-bedroom houses.

The application is recommended for approval by Babergh District Council subject to a section 106 agreement – money given by developers to the council to reduce the impact of the development.

Long Melford Parish Council said it did not object to the plan, but it said the development would require a pedestrian-only access to Theobalds Close.

The council said 35 per cent of the homes should be available for rent to villagers.