1,150 new homes and a range of community facilities
Taylor Wimpey is preparing reserved matters proposals for a major mixed-use development north of Sudbury, within the parishes of Chilton, Acton, Long Melford and Sudbury.
The site, known locally as Chilton Woods, has been allocated for development in Babergh District Council’s Core Strategy. Outline planning permission for the entire site was granted by Babergh District Council in 2018, and Taylor Wimpey has acquired part of the site.
Our proposal includes 1,150 new homes, a quarter of which will be designated as ‘affordable’ for rent or shared ownership. The proposals also provide a new primary school with pre-school facilities on the site, as well as a village centre with new shops, a pub and community hall. A significant proportion of the site will be allocated as green space.
Our Design Code
We completed the purchase of the land from Suffolk County Council in July 2020 and have been engaging with local councils as we develop a Design Code to guide our plans.
What is a Design Code? Click here to find out more.
We held a public consultation on the draft Design Code from Wednesday 11th November 2020 until Wednesday 25th November 2020. The Design Code was updated in line with the feedback received during this consultation, as well as from an independent specialist consultant, and a number of significant changes were made.
The Design Code was submitted to Babergh District Council as a planning application in March 2021. You can download the submitted document below.
Click here to download our submitted Design Code.
Our next planning application
We recently held a consultation on the next stage of our development, a Reserved Matters planning application for the first parcel of 200 homes to the south of the wider site, off Aubrey Drive.
This phase will include 85 affordable homes and a large area of landscaped open space, as well as smaller green areas featuring ‘doorstep parks’ with natural play such as logs and boulders.
Our consultation ran from Friday 29th January to Friday 12th February. We are grateful to all those who provided feedback on our proposal. We are now analysing this feedback and making changes to our design prior to submitting a planning application to Babergh District Council.
You can find out more about our proposals by downloading our exhibition boards using the link below.
Click here to download our exhibition boards.
We also held a webinar at 6pm on Wednesday 3rd February 2021. You can view the webinar at the link below.
Click here to watch our webinar.
You can register your interest in a new home using the 'Register your interest' button above, and you can still get in touch with the project team using the ‘Email us’ button.