Learn more about our plans for an exciting new community in Bacton
Our proposal for land North of Church Road
- 81 new homes
- 35% affordable homes to increase opportunities for local residents to get onto or move up the housing ladder.
- A mix of 2-5 bedroom houses
- Community benefits including around £950,000 CIL funding for local infrastructure, new open space and affordable homes
- Green open space and landscaping
- Sustainable drainage measures
The development will consist of 2-5 bed homes with 35% affordable housing.
The scale and massing of the proposed development is designed to respond to the site characteristics and create variety in the built form through roofscapes, terraced, semi-detached and detached dwellings. Buildings will be 2 storey in height.
- Visitor spaces throughout the development will be provided. Parking will be designed inline with the guidance contained within Manual for streets and local standards in the Suffolk Guidance for Parking 2015
- An assessment of the car parking ownership will be made and used to identify the split between unallocated and allocated parking and a balanced approach adopted, this will ensure that adequate parking is designed into the scheme from an early stage, is conveniently located and distributed efficiently
- It is envisaged that the majority of allocated parking will be provided on-plot and is generally located to the side of dwellings within an individual parking bay and/or garage just set back from the building line to allow ease of access to dwellings
To manage surface water runoff from the development, the proposals will include a Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) to control the quality and quantity of water released from the site. Surface water runoff from the development is to be discharged via a connection to the drainage ditch located south of Church Road. It is proposed to attenuate flows within an area of multiple attenuation facilities in the south of the site. The attenuation facilities are to be linked, and collectively will manage flows up to and including the 1 in 100 annual probability storm event inclusive of a 40 % climate change allowance. Flows will be conveyed to the proposed attenuation facilities via a series of shallow swales/filter drains, allowing sufficient treatment of runoff prior to it leaving the development. Maintenance of the surface water management strategy would be undertaken by a private management company.
Where appropriate, sustainable building construction techniques will be used in line with current building regulations. Sustainable construction measures will typically comprise a combination of the following:
- Improved energy efficiency through siting, design and orientation
- Water conservation measures
- Fabric efficiency in the design of buildings
- Use of building materials capable of being recycled
- Element of construction waste reduction or recycling
About the site
We would like your feedback on the proposals and comments will be taken on board wherever possible to help evolve the design process.
The open space on site has been designed with the people of Bacton in mind and will be a place for new and existing residents to relax and play.
A multifunctional space to the South of the site will provide public amenity, surface water attenuation and ecological habitat. Amenity is provided in the form of a kick-about area and there will also be mown paths through the extensive wildflower meadows to encourage walkers.
A further space to the north will provide a community recreation area comprising a range of play equipment and raised grass mounding to encourage natural play and social interaction for children.
The development aims to establish a well-connected movement network, accessible by all users, which will help ensure that all areas of the development are easy to navigate, safe and secure.
Amenities and facilities
Around 1.8 hectares of open space is to be provided as part of this development . This will comprise a large, attractive multifunctional ‘green’ towards the front of the site to Church Road. This space will be enclosed by tree planting in order to filter views into the site. It includes shallow basins to assist in draining the site, wildlife enhancements such as wildflower meadow and marginal aquatic planting to promote biodiversity, as well as an informal ‘kick about’ area.
Wildlife corridors run unbroken along the northern and eastern boundaries. This green infrastructure provides new habitats, connects the northern and southern open spaces, whilst also contributing to the sites sustainable drainage through a series of shallow, wildflower seeded, swales. The existing pond to the west of the site will also be subject to enhancement works to clear dead wood and low value scrub which will open the pond for native water fowl, amphibians and other wildlife. These areas of open space will be landscaped to include new native trees, hedgerows, shrubs, wildflower meadows and aquatic marginal planting. When delivered it will represent aesthetically pleasing, multifunctional, useable open space for the whole community which will also enhance wildlife habitat and increase biodiversity.