SPS welcomes the recent decision by MSDC to refuse a second application for housing on the site of the redundant poultry processing plant immediately adjacent to Haughley Park, a grade 1 listed Jacobean mansion.

SPS had called for the application to be refused due to the impact 134 new dwellings would have on the setting of Haughley Park mansion. We were concerned that the only access to the new housing estate would be through the parkland close to the mansion. It is also a wholly unsustainable location, remote from any services and all new residents would have to rely on cars for practically all journeys.

The owners of Haughley Park have also put forward plans to restore the poultry factory site to parkland which SPS would support in principle.