Transport and Drainage
Rainfall drains mainly by infiltration, soaking into the underlying sands and gravels mainly to the north of the site. The development’s drainage strategy will mimic this. Water storage, in the form of soakaway crates and infiltration basins, will be introduced. This means that the impermeable areas within the development, in the form of roofs and roads, will not cause any impact downstream. Constructing the basin areas will also provide an opportunity to introduce benefits to ecology and biodiversity. They will be designed to encourage these environmental benefits and to provide attractive areas.
Foul water from the site will be able to drain to the Anglian Water sewer in Chapel Lane. Anglian Water has confirmed a connection can be made at this point and it is expected that flows from the site will drain there by gravity. All the main foul water sewers and surface water sewers on the site will be maintained by Anglian Water once constructed.
Transport and Parking
The site will be accessed from the B1438 (High Street) in the form of a priority T-junction, similar to the existing residential junctions on the High Street. The layout will be pedestrian and cycle friendly with links to the existing footway on the High Street.
There will be no car/motor vehicle access onto Chapel Lane. A detailed Transport Assessment will be prepared in consultation with Suffolk County Highways. Parking will be provided in accordance with the Suffolk County Council parking standards to ensure homes have appropriate levels of car and bicycle parking.
Each of the new homes will accord with the latest Building Regulations. The homes will meet current standards of insulation and incorporate measures to minimise energy use and carbon emissions.