Suffolk Business Park

DLP Planning Ltd. led the preparation of an outline planning application on behalf of Jaynic Suffolk Park Ltd. for the provision of about 2 million square feet of employment space, as part of a strategic extension to Suffolk Business Park. The scheme will provide significant economic growth opportunities for Bury St Edmunds and an estimated 5,000 new jobs. The site forms part of a wider allocation in the Council’s development plan for strategic employment provision. This was linked to the construction of a new Eastern Relief Road for Bury St Edmunds (now completed) and the development of 500 new homes and a secondary school.

The outline application to create a mix of B1 and B8 uses with infrastructure including an internal distributor road was approved at committee in April 2017. Subsequently DLP Planning Ltd has been retained by our client to discharge the planning conditions and to seek reserved matters approvals as appropriate.

Our clients have now constructed the distributor road and two speculative warehouses of 125,000ft2 and 150,000ft2 respectively, for which DLP Planning Ltd led the application and conditions discharge processes.

Other development on the site, part of which has Enterprise Zone status includes a new global headquarters of Treatt PLC; an international manufacturer and distributor of flavour and fragrance ingredients worldwide.

Overall, the project has required the input and project management of a number of technical consultants to address a range of matters including heritage assets, landscape and drainage constraints. The outline application was accompanied by an Environmental Statement collated and published by DLP Planning Ltd as well as a range of scheme drawings, technical reports and a supporting Planning Statement.

John HelyarSuffolk Business Park