Second home fears for 220 new coastal houses set to be approved
PUBLISHED: 12:57 03 March 2020 | UPDATED: 12:59 03 March 2020
A new housing development that has sparked concerns over second homes ownership looks set to be given the go-ahead.
An outline planning proposal for 220 homes to be built in Reydon, near Southwold, is due to be discussed by East Suffolk Council next week.
The bid - which was due to be discussed last month but was moved until the March 10 meeting at Riverside in Lowestoft due to a late objection - would see a new housing estate built on land earmarked for development in the East Suffolk Council (Waveney) Local Plan .
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In March last year, agents Brown and Co property and business consultancy lodged an outline planning application - on behalf of WM. Denny & Son Limited and Chartwell Industries - for 220 homes with associated open space on land to the west of Copperwheat Avenue in Reydon.
The plans centre around the development of 220 new homes - including 88 affordable homes - on agricultural land in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Councillors will be told that planning officers recommend that the outline application be approved with conditions - despite concerns being raised.
Reydon Parish Council has expressed fears that the development, if approved, will result in homes being unoccupied at times throughout the year.