The Sproughton Working Group surveyed opinion from local residents after a second public exhibition by Pigeon Developments.

The Parish Council and Working Group members invited local residents to discuss their views on this latest evolution of the planned site as they left the exhibition. As well as debating the pros and cons, people were encouraged to complete a questionnaire on the key points of the proposed development to inform the future strategy of both groups.
Mrs Rhona Jermyn, Chair of the Working Group, said: “Residents remain very concerned about the cumulative impact of this and all the other development planned in Sproughton. Our village is being totally overwhelmed by the amount and pace of building in Babergh’s Local Plan. People worry about extra traffic, pressure on local services and the loss of landscape and heritage”
Richard Pinkney of SWG said: “This site is farmland owned by an agricultural charitable Trust and used for growing food for people. People are telling us it’s the very last place anyone should be building roads and houses” EADT Dec 2019.

Our community was strongly opposed to the initial plans. We wanted to engage again in order to independently gather the community’s thoughts and feelings on this revised plan. This position remains unchanged from the results of the questionnaire.

Areas raised included transport, travel, access, traffic, public parking, allotment land continuity, caravan storage, social infrastructure, density, tree preservation, landscape conservation, light pollution, land use and surface water drainage to name but a few. There is a good deal more to be examined, categorised, valued and prioritised.

Sproughton must have a voice! Guided by you, we will continue to tease out the frailties and shortcomings in any developer’s approach to residential design and the overall environmental picture. The cumulative impact of this and the other proposed developments at Wolsey Grange, Hopkins Homes on B1113 behind the Old Police House (soon to be revised) and 3 major developments just along the road in Bramford must be taken into account.


If everyone keeps on demanding a better outcome, we can end up with a satisfactory result.

Many thanks to all those residents and local people who came to show their support.

The full results are available to download above, below is a summary of the results.

Press releases:

In the news again, https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/sproughton-114-homes-plan-consultation-1-6412418

Sproughton Working Group at oakdene@bustalllane.com