The optimum number of homes on a site should result from a design-led approach, taking account of the site context and infrastructure capacity.

Policy FRAM25 supports proposals for “approximately 30 dwellings”. This reflects the limitation placed on the site by the navigability of Victoria Mill Road rather than being demand-led or an ‘ideal’ density.

We have worked with Suffolk Highways to come up with a proposal for improvements to the carriageway and footways of Victoria Mill Road which we believe will improve the capacity, navigability, and safety of Victoria Mill Road such that the site can accommodate more homes. This helps make the site financially viable, but also benefits all users of Victoria Mill Road. More details of the improvements are contained within the Transport Assessment which accompanies our planning application.

At 50 homes, the density of the site is approximately 33 homes per hectare which is typical of much of Framlingham.