The site lies in a sustainable location, adjacent to areas of existing housing and within walking distance of the centre of Wickham Market with its range of facilities and services.
The site lies outside of any flood plain and is not affected by any environmental or land use designations. As such, the site is well placed to deliver much needed new homes. There is a regular bus service to Ipswich, Woodbridge and Aldeburgh with a bus stop nearby on the B1438.
Community Infrastucture Levy (CIL)
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a fixed rate payment which Councils can charge to off-set the impact of additional homes on local infrastructure such as roads, schools, open space and health centres.
East Suffolk Council has introduced CIL and the site lies in the highest charging zone for CIL at £199.18 per square metre of new floor area (excluding affordable homes). The total levy generated from this development is expected to be in the region of £1.9 million of which 15% would be directed to Pettistree Parish Council.
In addition to a CIL contribution, it is expected that Hopkins Homes will make further contributions to the improvement of local infrastructure and services through a Section 106 legal agreement.