Scaled-back plans could see two homes built in Suffolk field

Two homes have been planned for land off The Row in Hartest <i>(Image: Google maps)</i>
Two homes have been planned for land off The Row in Hartest (Image: Google maps)

Two houses could be built in a Suffolk field in scaled-back plans after a council refused permission for three homes at the site.

Plans for the development on land off of The Row in Hartest were submitted to Babergh District Council last week.

In proposals, the pair of homes would be built on land south of Bell House on a triangular area of agricultural field at the southern end of the main part of the village.

This latest application is a resubmission following a refusal of plans for three homes at the site in September last year.

Refusing the three-home proposals, the council said the development would be out of keeping with the area, part of the Stour Valley Special Landscape Area, and cause harm to the Hartest Conservation Area.

They also voiced concern over road safety for pedestrians and drivers at the site.

In a statement to the council, the applicant said the new two-home proposal has been redesigned to address the previous objections.

The planned homes would be single storey and reflect the appearance of agricultural buildings in a traditional U-shape.

The applicant said: "The scale and appearance of the building reflects traditional rural vernacular Suffolk architecture. The dwellings will incorporate the use of traditional materials. The appearance of the building reflects the edge of settlement location where farmsteads were traditionally located."

"The erection of two dwellings on the site would be consistent with the character, density and scale of development in the vicinity of the site and would maintain and reinforce the linear pattern of development in the locality," they added.

The homes would be complete with landscaping and two parking spaces each.

A new access road and path would also be created for the site.