Plan for 78 homes in town

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Plans to construct up to 78 new homes in Mildenhall have been publicised by Forest Heath District Council.

Proposals to create the homes on a plot of land in Worlington Road have appeared on the district council’s applications register.

The application for the project, which if given the go-ahead would be built on land adjacent to the recently developed Bridge Farm Dairy site, was submitted by applicant Trumpington Land Ltd, at the end of last month.

“Mildenhall is high on the settlement hierarchy in Forest Heath and it seems a sustainable location for development,” said a spokesman for Bidwells, who are acting as agents for Trumpington Land Ltd.

“The site that is being looked at is ideal as it fits in with the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment for Mildenhall.”

With the plan very much in its infancy, it is unknown what type of housing would occupy the greenfield site – which is currently used for agricultural purposes – or when work could potentially start.

“This is only an outline application. All of the details concerning the type of housing that will be built will come forward at a later stage,” said the spokesman.

“As for any work starting, we are unable at this stage to put a timeline on things.”

News of the plans for new homes in Mildenhall come shortly after plans were publicised to build up to 750 new homes in Lakenheath.

Also included in the plans which have been put forward by Elveden Farms Ltd, are proposals to create a new primary school, health centre and pedestrian and cycle link to the Lord’s Walk site between Eriswell and Lakenheath.

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