Plans for 60 homes on village fields

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Council planners are being asked to consider an application for 60 new village homes.

The scheme is for a site of just over five acres close to St John’s Street in Beck Row and includes 18 affordable homes as well as a mix of single storey, two storey and one-and-a-half storey dwellings.

The plan submitted by the RPV Group in Mildenhall as agents of Robert Palmer also includes a new access onto St John’s Street.

Two neighbours have objected to the closeness of two of the proposed properties to their homes and one said the access road, being close to the A1101 junction, was dangerous.

According to the application the front of the site would contain one-and-a-half storey dwellings to the east and two storey dwellings to the west so they would relate to the size and appearance of existing neighbouring properties.

It said most properties would be two-storey with consideration given to positioning of upper floor windows to prevent overlooking.

A Suffolk Archeology survey of the site had shown up ’a number of anomalies’ which needed to be investigated