Pigeon Development


As you know in late 2020 the application for a development of 105 houses around the Wildman Pub was granted by the Babergh District Council planning committee.

We are very pleased to inform you that after diligent and persistent investigations from the Parish Council and Neighbourhood Planning Team that the application has been referred back to committee.

Sproughton Parish Council have engaged with technical support from a consultant who together, have succeeded in overturning the application. This is because parts of the proposed new Joint Local Plan had been dismissed by the Government inspector and the decision to approve the application was based partly on the new JLP.

What does this mean?

It means that the basis for approval in the new planning committee meeting will be centred on the current 2006 Local Plan. This site was not allocated on the local plan, our housing requirements for the parish have been met several times over by the Wolsey Grange 1 site and Bennett Homes. It is a very possible the application could be refused.

We will again be calling on local parish support to have this application turned over and planning refused at committee. We will be updating the parish on a regular basis on the progress.