Plans to build 300 new homes in a west Suffolk village have been submitted. 

If approved, the development would see the construction of the homes in a patch of land on Land North of Acorn Way in Red Lodge, near Mildenhall. 

As well as the 300 homes, there are also plans for a new local centre, which may include retail and public open spaces. 

Applicant R J Upton '87 (Kings Warren) Ltd has submitted the application for the 26-acre site to West Suffolk Council. 

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According to the design and access statement that has been submitted as part of the application, the development will provide up to 300 "high quality" homes of  mixed tenure together with a new local centre hub for the area. 

An area of eight hectares has been earmarked for employment to include a wide range of jobs within walking distance to residents.  

The design and access statement continued: "The new primary school known as The Pines, has already been provided and opened in September 2018.

"The proposals set aside an area adjacent to the school for expansion to meet local need in the future."