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Plans for homes at former Chambers Bus Depot approved

East Anglian Daily Times
August 25, 2022

Front of the Garage will retain the majority of its features, even the redundant Radio Shop
The Convenience Store will be located in the old garage workshop.
Frontage and Window as shown above.

Plans to convert a former Chambers bus depot into 10 homes and a shop have been approved.

Ryder Estates Ltd's plan for the Bures St Mary site are made up of a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as three, four and five-bedroom houses. The scheme, on Church Square, also includes a Co-operative Convenience Store.

The project also includes 22 parking spaces for residents and visitors as well as a further 18 for retail use and was approved unanimously - subject to some legal details being tied up - on Wednesday (August 24) by the Babergh council planning committee.

A representative of Bures St Mary Parish Council raised concern over the "significantly underestimated" impact of the loss of some on-street parking - as well as the safety of the planned junction layout.

An objector - representing some local residents - also said they were "deeply concerned" about the loss of parking and echoed the parish council's concerns over traffic safety.

However, a supporter of the project said the provision of a new shop would bring "enormous" benefits to residents.

The Agent, speaking on behalf of the developer - argued that the scheme would help improve traffic safety via crossings and would provide new jobs via the shop.

Published Sept 4th 2022