Learn about our plans for the next phase of Chilton Woods
We are preparing a reserved matters planning application for the latest phase of a major mixed-use development north of Sudbury, within the parishes of Chilton, Acton, Long Melford and Sudbury.
Planning permission for the first phase of 200 new homes, known as Maidenfields was granted in March 2021, with the first homes going on sale in September 2021.
We are holding a public consultation to show you our proposals for the second phase of 242 homes, of which 30% will be affordable.
The consultation will run from 5pm on Monday 31st January until midnight on Monday 14th February 2022. You can download our consultation boards here.
A webinar with the project team was held on 2nd February. A recording of this webinar is available here.
Our overall proposal includes 1,150 new homes, a quarter of which will be designated as ‘affordable’, as well as a range of community facilities including a village centre, community hall, sports pitches and large areas of green space, including community woodland.
We will not be delivering the employment land to the west.
This is the heart of the Chilton Woods scheme, with a range of densities and housing typologies. It is set around the main spine road and overlooking the green links, creating a network of active streets which link through to the village centre.
This character area will retain and enhance the semi-rural character and setting of Acton Lane, with sections dedicated to pedestrian and cycle access only. This character area takes inspiration from the current edge of Sudbury.
Parkside and Linear Green Linkages
This area forms the interface between the residential parcels and the landscaped spaces. A range of house designs will have longer-range views towards green spaces.
Homes will look onto a new village green as well as the bus route and new school. Its proximity to the Village Centre and school makes this an appropriate area for more contemporary design.
The Design Code also refers to the Suffolk Design Guide and the National Design Guide, which asks that new developments do not copy the designs of the past, but combine local architectural influences with modern construction techniques and materials to create meaningful architecture with a distinct sense of place.
Three flats will be provided specifically for wheelchair users.
Maximum building heights for this phase are set at 12m along the frontage of the Village Green and 10.8m for the rest of the parcel. Variation in building heights will create an interesting roofline and taller buildings will be used to mark focal points and key corners.
About our proposals
Previous consultations and feedback
Previous planning applications
History of the site
The existing public right of way will be retained along the western edge and new footpath and cycle links will be created, connecting to Aubrey Drive, Reynolds Way and the proposed new school.
A bus route will run along Aubrey Drive and eventually through the rest of the development.
All homes will include cycle parking, and visitor cycle storage will also be provided.
The use of rear parking courts in appropriate locations will minimise the car impact on main streets, evoking a village feel with continuous frontages and terraced houses. This will create a quality streetscape that combines buildings, landscape and car parking together.
A linear play space with a series of trim-trail stations will run alongside the western hedgerow, using natural play and exercise features to supplement the other play areas on the development. A small green space is located in the heart of the phase to provide a focus for residents to meet and socialise.
Existing trees and hedgerows will be retained in order to preserve biodiversity, and the planting strategy will seek to use native, locally-grown species where possible.
Upcoming consultation activity
Details of the application will be available to view on this website, and a webinar was held at 5pm on 2nd February. A recording of this webinar is available here.
Following consideration and detailed review of the feedback that we receive, we hope to submit a reserved matters planning application to Babergh District Council. At that time the council will write to neighbours again, giving details of the application and an opportunity for you to make any further comments.
You can email your comments to us via this website, or you can write to:
Chilton Woods Consultation Feedback
Taylor Wimpey London
Ground Floor East Wing, BT Brentwood, 1 London Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4QP
In line with the vision for Chilton Woods, the development will include a range of features designed to minimise its impact on the environment. All future Taylor Wimpey phases of the development will be heated by a centralised air-sourced community heat hub that reduces carbon emissions and dependency on non-renewable energy.
The intention is to provide electric vehicle charging to all new homes. Parking will be located on plot or close to the plot it serves to ensure electric vehicle charging is deliverable. For apartments, electric charging will be provided in the communal parking courtyard.