Bob Weston, chairman and MD at Weston Homes

Weston Homes gains permission for Suffolk mixed-use scheme

Weston Homes has gained planning consent from West Suffolk council for a new £40m GDV residential-led scheme on a former gasholder site on Tayfen Road, in Bury St Edmunds.

The development will create 171 new homes comprising of one- and two-bedroom apartments, and a commercial unit providing 404 m2 of flexible workspace.

Located on a 2.84 acre brownfield site, the new development will provide 68 one-bedroom and 103 two-bedroom apartments, including 31 affordable housing units comprising 16 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom apartments.

The former site is within close proximity of Bury St Edmunds train station and existing green infrastructure at Tayfields Parkland and Tayfen Meadow.

Featuring low-rise architecture and coloured brickwork aimed to replicate the historic market town’s period architectural and industrial heritage, the scheme will provide six new apartment buildings, four to five storeys in height.

The development will also incorporate family play elements, pedestrian and cycle routes, as well as bicycle storage.

Each apartment will include external private amenity space — in the form balconies and ground level patio gardens — and new vehicle access to the site will be created from Tayfen Road, with a total of 136 car parking spaces including disabled access bays.

Bob Weston, chairman and MD at Weston Homes (pictured above), said: “There remains a huge lack of new housing in South East England in relation to demand, so this new development will help to meet much needed market sale and affordable housing provision in the locality.

“The new scheme will offer homes that are perfect for first-time buyers, young couples and families.”

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