The creation of a new village-style development has begun on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Award-winning developer Countryside has commenced work at Marham Park, a new community that will include over 1,000 homes, along with a range of amenities and over 65 acres of parkland and open spaces with areas dedicated to new sport and recreational facilities.

Just minutes from the A14, Marham Park offers home buyers a wide variety of choice from two bedroom apartments to five bedroom family houses built by Countryside, Bloor Homes and David Wilson Homes. Designed to offer the perfect blend of traditional family homes coupled with contemporary interiors, properties will range in size and layout offering something for first time buyers, young couples, families and downsizers alike.

The attractive landscape will include an impressive 35-acre Country Park specifically designed to encourage biodiversity and provide new habitats and homes for wildlife to thrive.  Bird boxes and owl nesting boxes are being installed throughout the park, along with ponds and beautiful wildflower meadows.  As well as providing homes for wildlife it will provide the perfect place for residents to exercise and spend their leisure time.

Andrew Carrington, Managing Director, Strategic Land at Countryside, comments: “The design of Marham Park focuses on the landscape, harmoniously blending the new development with the surrounding countryside to create an environment where residents will be able to enjoy the outdoors and be active right on their doorstep. We are creating over 65 acres of green spaces including a new country park, sports pitches, allotments and play areas, all of which will be connected by a network of new footpaths and cycle ways being provided throughout the development”.

“The new homes at Marham Park will make a significant contribution toward the growing housing demands in the local area and 30% of homes will be affordable.”

Less than two miles from the development, residents can enjoy access to the thriving market town of Bury St Edmunds. Applauded for its twice weekly farmer’s market, the town also boasts a selection of independent shops, exclusive boutiques and high street brands in the medieval streets and market squares.

The picturesque village of Fornham All Saints is just a short walk from Marham Park. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking and cycling with many country pubs, nature reserves and golf courses in the vicinity to enjoy.

Families at Marham Park will have a variety of nearby primary and secondary schools to choose from, alongside a selection of prestigious independent schools and a college for further education. Less than a mile from the development is the outstanding County Upper School part of the Bury St Edmunds All-Through Trust.

Marham Park is conveniently located just moments from the A14, which makes travel easy, centrally located between Cambridge and Ipswich. The new relief road being built at Marham Park to link Tut Hill to Mildenhall Road will help local traffic flow. For commuters, Bury St Edmunds railway station is only 1.5 miles from the development, with trains to Ipswich in 30 minutes and Cambridge in 40 minutes. A new bus route is proposed to connect Marham Park with Bury St Edmunds and surrounding areas.