Planning permission has been granted for 22 family homes in Cheveley, Suffolk.

Cheffins, which handled the application, was given approval for the scheme on 8 June by East Cambridgeshire District Council Planning Committee council.

The proposed homes will include a mix of one, two, three, four and five-bedroom properties, located on Little Green, in the centre of the village. Currently on the 2.2-acre site are six bungalows, which will be demolished to make way for the new properties. Within the scheme, there will also be five affordable homes, including three, two-bedroom homes and two, one-bedroom properties. There will also be 42 allocated and five visitor parking spaces.

The site will be developed by a local housebuilder, which hopes to start on site in September this year.

Adam Tuck, Head of Planning at Cheffins comments:

“There is a distinct lack of housing availability in the local area. The villages around Newmarket have long been subject to strict planning laws, ensuring low-density development, however this has also led to a housing shortage locally, which we hope this site ought to help alleviate. In particular, there is a need for affordable homes, and hopefully, once the site at Little Green is delivered, these new properties ought to be able to help local people get onto the property ladder. The site was well supported by the Council and with a developer having now been shortlisted, this scheme ought to be delivered by end 2023”

For further information, contact the Cheffins Planning team on 01223 271958, or email,