Park Road Haverhill

Suffolk, CB9 7YD

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Joint Masterplan

The local plan policy requires there to be a masterplan (or potentially a development brief) which must be approved by the local planning authority prior to planning permission for residential use being granted for the site.

It is expected that the developer (with input from the Trust as required) will prepare a masterplan covering both the site and the neighbouring Castle Manor Academy. The Trust will provide details pertaining to the retained school for inclusion in the masterplan. The developer will be responsible for leading the planning application process, including ongoing local plan and community consultation. Information on the Trust’s masterplan can be found within the draft Estates Strategy which will be available in the Data Room in mid-December.


In order to progress the scheme, it is envisaged that the developer will engage in formal pre-application discussions with West Suffolk Council. A draft masterplan/development brief should be progressed for discussion with the Council throughout the pre-application process.


The Trust is working with sports consultants to consider suitable mitigation to the loss of playing fields at the Site. They include potential for the improvement and creation of sports facilities and introducing community use, at the school site. The Trust will work with the Council (including the Planning Authority), Sport England, and other stakeholders to ensure appropriate provision is made.


The Trust has appointed a consultant to undertake an assessment of the buildings and facilities at Castle Manor Academy on Eastern Avenue and is developing a draft Estates Strategy, including future education requirements, to inform the masterplan/development brief.

The above plan shows the disposal site outlined in red and the adjacent Castle Manor site outlined in blue that will both form part of the joint masterplan.