YOUR VIEWS: Former factory site plans expected to clear first hurdle

A decision will be made on proposals to build 110 homes on the site of Guildford Europe in Great Cornard next week.

Babergh District Council’s development committee has been recommended to grant outline planning permission for the project when members meet to consider the plans.

As part of the scheme, all the existing buildings would be demolished and replaced with a mixture of one to four-bedroom properties, along with an area of open space.

The main access road to the development would be via Broom Street, but this has caused concern for some in the village. Great Cornard Parish Council says the application should be refused due to the congestion which would be triggered and the fact that the site is the village’s last major employment area.

Councillor John Sayers has said that although there is likely to be demand for homes, the issue of increased traffic must not be taken lightly.

Members of Sudbury Town Council have backed the proposals but would prefer to see business opportunities being created as well as homes. The meeting takes place on Wednesday.

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