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.

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 should the current proposals be approved for Capel St Mary we would find ourselves with 700 new dwellings on three sites plus nearly 5 hectares of employment land. 

At the Capel St Mary Parish Council meeting held 10th April 2017 it was agreed to instruct a planning professional to represent the council in our objections to the Babergh Planning Committee for the two applications received so far from Hopkins Homes, land off Days Road and Persimmon Homes, land off Little Tufts. Our objections are primarily based on the quantity proposed and the impact this will have on our already struggling facilities and roads.

Mr Andrew Cann of Planning Direct has been employed to work on our behalf. 

A further application is to be submitted by the end of the year by Scott Properties for land off Red Lane / Capel Grove.