A 1,250-home estate on the edge of Bury St Edmunds has moved one step closer as plans have been submitted for a bridge at the site. 

Denbury Homes and Hopkins Homes submitted the application for a two-way vehicle bridge, complete with shared 3m cycle and pedestrian pathways, at the Rougham Hill/Sicklesmere Road Abbots Vale development to West Suffolk Council earlier this month.

If approved, the bridge would be built over the River Lark and would connect the northern and southern neighbourhoods of the development, making up part of the main route through the estate.

Plans include soft landscaping and associated works around the bridge, including 'sustainable urban drainage'. 

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The bridge would also include a 0.5m block paved buffer and safety fencing.

The development was granted outline planning consent in 2020 which included permission for a local centre, relief road and a primary school. 

Construction work at the 1,250-home development is expected to start in early 2024.