Poplar Hill development appeal dismissed

14 August 2019


Green Party councillors are delighted that the controversial housing scheme at the top of Poplar Hill will not now go ahead. 

Green Party councillor Miles Row, who represents Combs Ford on the Town Council, said:

“It is good that the connection to the landscape has been preserved. The views across to the ancient woodland and church are central to the character of this area of Stowmarket and give a much-needed connection to its environment and history.” 

Green councillor John Matthissen, who represents the village of Combs, added:

 “It is reassuring that the reasons given by the Planning Inspector relate particularly to the views across the valley rather than the landscape character, as these reasons should apply equally to any subsequent appeal on the application for 138 homes on the same site, which Mid Suffolk’s Planning Committee also refused recently.” 

Green Party members of Mid Suffolk’s Planning Committee voted against both developments.

Stowmarket Mercury

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