Final proposals for a 363-home development on the edge of a west Suffolk town have been given the green light by planners.

Developer Hopkins Homes has been granted approval from West Suffolk Council for a reserved matters application for land south of Rougham Hill in Bury St Edmunds. 

The application, received by the council in July 2022, included the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of 363 homes, 109 of which would be classed as affordable.

Also within the reserved matters application were details on parking, access, open space, play areas, drainage and infrastructure. 

The 363 homes make up part of the 1,250-home Abbots Vale development which had outline plans approved in 2020. 

Back in 2023, Bury St Edmunds Town Council objected to the proposal and raised concerns over the design, layout, density and lack of green spaces, as well as environmental concerns.

On Tuesday, April 2, West Suffolk Council published their decision notice to approve the reserved matters in the 363 home plan. 

Hopkins Homes said construction is expected to start on site this summer.