The Babergh Local Plan 2011-2031 CS3 Strategy for Growth and Development states that 1050 homes are to be allocated to Core and Hinterland villages.
This is now under review with a new Babergh & Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan submitted by the District Councils. Independant examiners will be reviewing the content and legality of the proposed document over the coming months before it is finalised.
To view the Babergh Joint Local Plan web page click the following link Babergh & Mid- Suffolk Joint Local Plan
The Parish Council made objections to the Draft Joint Local Plan due to the excessive allocation of housing in Capel St Mary during the consulation period in November 2020 and will be making further representations at the Public Review under Regulation 19, Matter 4 - Settlement Hierarchy, Spatial Distribution of Housing and the Housing Site Selection Process, and Matter 9 - Allocation Sites for Housing and other Development and Settlement Boundaries.
Babergh District Council has identified Capel St Mary as a Core Village because it has a range of facilities and services, such as a Primary School, Doctors, Dentists and shopping facilities.
We accept that we should bear a proportionate amount of new housing but find ourselves already the target of developers with recent approved, and some completed, developments within the village.
Capel St Mary has already seen 97 new homes built by Hopkins Homes on Days Road, a further 100 homes approved and currently being built on land off Little Tufts, 22 new homes at Boundary Oaks, a further 9 dwellings on The Drift, plus additional one off builds.
In addition to this we now have an outline application submitted by Scott Properties for 519 new houses plus 5000sqm of employment units.