£1.2 million to be invested in Woolpit

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Leading developer David Wilson Homes plans to invest £1.2 million into a Suffolk village through its upcoming development Abbots Green.

The new 115-home community, located on Old Stowmarket Road in Woolpit, will bring investment into the village as part of the planning agreement and will be used to support services and improve facilities for both new and existing residents in and around the village.

As part of the investment, David Wilson Homes will provide approximately £1.2 million in the form of a Community Infrastructure Levy which could be used to contribute to and improve infrastructure in Babergh Mid Suffolk.

An area of land is to be transferred to Babergh Mid Suffolk which will enable the Council to deliver additional car parking for the Woolpit Health Centre, whilst a new and widened footway and cycle track will link Abbots Green to the bus stops and the village centre.

Simon Wood, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties, said: “Investing in local communities is an extremely important part of building a new housing development. We pride ourselves on our commitment to the local community and strive to support it wherever we can.

“We’re thrilled to be building in Woolpit and, as our development progresses, we will not only be contributing to the area financially, but the construction process will underpin new jobs for the local area.”

Located just off the A14, Abbots Green will allow for comfortable travel to and from Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Ipswich, Thetford and Cambridge.

Woolpit play area, tennis and cricket club are all within walking distance for residents seeking an opportunity for team sports and fitness.

With nearby Elmswell Community Primary School and Woolpit Primary Academy close to the site, homebuyers with children can have peace of mind that they will have a choice of education facilities nearby.