The Development and Control Committee of St Edmundsbury Borough Council today approved the Hybrid planning application for development of the former Erskine Lodge site despite objections from many local residents and the Parish Council.

It is hoped that the developers will take notice of some of the concerns raised, for example with regards to the provision of more parking spaces to prevent parking on the main Stanningfield Road and the access roads to address potential safety issues so close to such a busy road junction that may be created by the overall development and strive to address them.