Right from day one when we first spoke to local people the need to maintain an open gap between Bury St Edmunds and Great Barton and Cattishall has been a key priority of the local community.
We have listened carefully to these concerns and have taken them seriously in designing a masterplan which protects these existing communities.
The masterplan maintains a 700m open gap between the nearest new homes and Great Barton. The land in between will largely be kept in agricultural use but the field nearest to the development will be carefully landscaped to screen the development, create a sensitive transition to the countryside and provide ecological enhancement.
The proposed landscape buffer to Cattishall has been designed in consultation with local residents. It maintains an open space buffer to Cattishall which reinstates the historic hedgerows and planting to screen views of the development and provide an attractive green area for local residents.