Earl Soham

Brandeston Road, Earl Soham

We are developing a proposal for 22 new homes on a brownfield site off Brandeston Road in Earl Soham, Suffolk (shown outlined in red on the map to the right).
15 of the homes would be available to buy on the open market and seven would be affordable housing, made available to buy or rent through a local housing association.
Suffolk Coastal District Council’s adopted Core Strategy has identified that at least 7,900 new homes need to be built in the District between 2010 and 2027. This includes 1,350 (17%) in ‘local services centres’ and ‘key service centres’, such as Earl Soham. Some of these have already been built or have planning permission, meaning 780 new homes still need to be developed. Our proposal will contribute towards meeting this requirement.

Public Exhibition

A drop-in public exhibition was held on Thursday 13th November at Earl Soham Village Hall for local residents to find out more about our plans, ask us questions and provide feedback, before we submit a planning application. Thank you to everyone who took the time to come along.
The exhibition displayed our initial plans for the site and some examples of how the new homes could be designed. We also looked at some of the issues that were raised at the public meeting in October including housing need, education, children’s play facilities and pedestrian access.
The boards displayed at the exhibition can be downloaded to the right.
If you were unable to attend the exhibition, please email us on consultation@laragh.co.uk and we would be happy to send you an info pack.
The consultation period closed on 30th November and we are currently reviewing the feedback received. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to comment on our proposal.

The Proposal

The new homes will range from one-bedroom properties to larger family houses, including some bungalows. Each home will have either a garage or an on-plot parking space, and there will be spaces for visitor parking. The house types will be designed specifically for this site, and will be sympathetic to the village setting.
We are hoping to submit a planning application to Suffolk Coastal District Council before the end of the year. If planning permission is granted, it is likely that the construction process would start in early summer 2015, lasting around 18 months and with the first new residents moving in from spring 2016.