Land south of Beyton Road, Thurston, Suffolk

Client: Bloor Homes

LPA: Mid Suffolk District Council

Boyer are instructed as Architects by Bloor Homes for a new residential neighbourhood on land south of Beyton Road in Thurston. Acting as masterplanners first, we submitted an outline application for up to 210 units along with open space and infrastructure.  

The site is located in a highly sustainable village, with local facilities and transport links within easy reach. The proposals present the opportunity to create a distinctive neighbourhood, to open up the site for public access and community use and deliver much needed local homes, including affordable housing. The new residential neighbourhood has been designed with a landscape first concept. This will function as a natural extension to the village of Thurston, using green routes and edges to define legibility and differentiate character. A focal green is the heart - from where all routes merge and diverge. This is designed as a pedestrian friendly zone to bring the community together.
The proposals will encourage walking and cycling and will be appropriately designed with close consideration to density, scale and appearance. Variety of character areas and responsive design to the site’s edge conditions will allow the scheme to have its own identity whilst also responding to the local vernacular.