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Beyton, Suffolk

Welcome to Manor Oak Homes’ public consultation website for our proposed new development at land south of Bury Road, Beyton, Suffolk.

Our Vision

Manor Oak Homes are promoting the land south of Bury road on the western edge of Beyton for residential development. The site represents one of two sites (the other being land opposite The Bear Public House) that were most popular amongst the community as part of the ongoing Neighbourhood Plan process. 

As a result, it has been included as a proposed site allocation in the recent draft of the Beyton Neighbourhood Plan that was consulted on across the parish in March and April 2021. Accordingly, we have been working closely with Beyton Parish Council to agree the scope and timing of a planning application that would represent a large step towards securing the Neighbourhood Plan’s vision for the village.

Our proposals would provide the following benefits for the villages, as required by the draft Neighbourhood Plan and illustrated by the draft masterplan enclosed with this letter:

  • A development comprising 14 new homes ranging in size from 2 to 4 bedrooms with a focus on helping to meet the need for smaller houses in the village;
  • The provision of 5 units as affordable housing in line with the draft Neighbourhood Plan requirement;
  • Traffic calming measures along Bury Road including a reduction of the speed limit to 30mph, a new gateway feature to the village, a priority access chicane, a new footpath along the southern side of the road and a safe pedestrian crossing linking this path to the existing pavement to the north; and
  • Ecological improvements including the creation of new ponds, hedgerows and grassland areas around the fringes of the site which would actually represent an enriched habitat when compared to the current grassland;

You may also be aware of Mid Suffolk District Council’s own plan seeks to identify alternative development sites at the village. One of these sites, land to the east of Church Road, is also our client’s land. We have, however, made it consistently clear to both the District and Parish Councils that our client’s intention is to meet the housing needs of the village at the Bury Road site in accordance with the wishes of the community. The submission of an application for the site now would provide a clear signal to the District Council that one of the community’s preferred sites may be delivered before the emerging Local Plan is even adopted. The case could then be made by Beyton Parish Council that there is no need for the alternative Church Road site to come forward.

We intend to submit an outline planning application for up to 14 dwellings, including 5 affordable homes and public open space, with all matters reserved other than access.

The proposed scheme aims to meet some of Beyton’s unmet housing need focussing predominantly on housing for the elderly looking to downsize and on starter homes. It is also intended to deliver key benefits identified through the Neighbourhood Plan process including the delivery of 5 new affordable homes for local people along with highway works to slow the traffic using Bury road.

Public Consultation

Stakeholder engagement is a key part of the development process. We have been engaging with Beyton Parish Council and key members of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group. We are interested to hear residents’ views, ideas and concerns. We have therefore set up this dedicated consultation page so that residents still have the opportunity to ask questions, or to comment on the proposals prior to Manor Oak Homes submitting a planning application.

Data Protection: all contact details and comments will not be passed on to any other private organisation and will only be used expressly in connection with this consultation.

Pre-application consultation ends 15th June 2021

Planning Application

Manor Oak Homes intend to submit an outline planning application for up to 14 dwellings including 5 affordable homes and public open space with all matters reserved other than access to Mid Suffolk District Council in Summer 2021. The application will be supported by a comprehensive set of documents and plans prepared by a team of specialist consultants following rigorous investigations, that demonstrate the need for new market and affordable homes, the suitability of the site, and the deliverability of the proposed scheme. The conclusions of these key investigations have been used to inform the constraints-led residential scheme and will be submitted as part of the outline planning application. This methodology ensures that any environmental impacts are mitigated, and that the scheme responds positively to its environment.

Next Steps

Manor Oak Homes intends to submit a planning application in the Summer 2020 to Mid Suffolk District Council. There will then be a further opportunity to comment on our proposals on Mid Suffolk District Council’s website, prior to the Council determining the application.

Illustrative Masterplan

We have published a PDF of the draft Illustrative Masterplan, click to download.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this download, if this isn’t installed on your device, simply click on the ‘Get Acrobat’, prior to downloading.


As part of developing our proposals, we would like feedback from local people about what this future environment should look like and how it will best fit in with your community and your surrounding areas.

We would like to hear your views on areas such as:
– Public open space
– Broad mix of homes
– Road calming measures
– Affordable homes

Pre-application Consultation has now begun and will conclude on the 15th June 2021.

Pre-application Public Consultation will close on 15th June 2021

FEEDBACK : Land south of Bury Road, Beyton

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Use our online form, left, or alternatively email:

You can write to us at:

Armstrong Rigg Planning

The Exchange,

Colworth Science Park,



MK44 1LZ

Data Protection: your contact details and comments will not be passed on to any other private organisation and will only be used expressly in connection with this consultation.


Manor Oak Homes is a multi-disciplined company that specialises in promotional agreements and option agreements for strategic land opportunities co-founded by John Briggs and William Main in 2010.

We beleive in working on an open-book basis, building a strong relationship with clients, consultants, political bodies and industry contacts alike. We insist on working in a spirit of good faith, ensuring that we work in an environment of transparency and trust. We do not rely on a board, or the excuse of a board not to get things done, and will always pick up the phone at the first opportunity.


This website, drawings and reports are the copyright of Manor Oak Homes and their Consultants and shall not be reproduced without their permission. Ordnance Survey map information reproduced with permission of HMSO Crown Copyright reserved. Manor Oak Homes will take reasonable measures/actions to ensure the website is updated regularly, but will not accept any liability. Viewers of the website should also check with the planning department of the Council.