The Hornbeams
in Elmsett

Community Liaison Service for Denbury Homes’ new development

Denbury Homes has operated in East Anglia for almost 40 years, and we pride ourselves on exceptional design and high-quality finishes. The Community Liaison Service is an essential element in helping us build positive relationships with the local community.

The Hornbeams will consist of 44 new homes

Ranging from two, three, four and five-bedroom houses and bungalows, 33 per cent of which will be affordable homes. The final masterplan of the site is viewable here.

Construction work commenced in December 2022 after planning permission was granted in October 2022. A projected timeline for the development is below.

Our sales office is now open and our team on site Thursday-Monday 10am-5pm. If you have any questions or concerns relating to site traffic or construction, please contact our Head Office on 01284 653090.

We are required to inform you that your data (name and contact details, if provided) will be stored for the sole purpose of responding to your query.

Elmsett sitemap

Project Timeline


Planning Permission granted

October 2022


Site work commences

December 2022


Sales cabin launch

June 2023


Show home launch

End of September 2023

Have a question? Please read through our FAQs below which may help you find the answer. If you’d like more information or if your question isn’t covered below, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

For any questions or concerns, please email or leave a message. Our Head Office team will contact the site team and do their best to help you.


Number: 01284 653090

Proposed working hours to be agreed with Babergh Mid Suffolk District Council:

Monday – Friday: 0730-1800
(no noise-intrusive work will commence before 0800 on site boundary)

Saturday: 0900 – 1300
No work will be allowed on Sundays or Public Holidays.

These hours may be varied in exceptional instances subject to approval by Babergh Mid Suffolk District Council and subject also to any restrictions or requirements that they may impose.

Timings for deliveries and collections are:

Monday – Friday: 0800-1600
Saturday: 0900-1200

No deliveries are permitted on Sundays or Public Holidays

We understand the concerns that may arise around building homes.

Dust management measures and arrangements for monitoring noise and vibrations will be implemented once work on site commences. Please see the following questions to understand more about these specific measures.

If you do have concerns, please email us at or leave us a message by calling FREEPHONE 0808 1753623.

There may be more vehicles using the road during the construction period, however, we will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum.

During the construction period, there will be a single construction access and exit road to prevent traffic driving through the neighbourhood.

All contractors are issued with clear access routes, however, if you do become aware of our vehicles not following this instruction, please let us know as many details as possible (e.g. the vehicle registration, time/date). Please email us on or leave us a message by calling FREEPHONE 0808 1753623.

Dust is a common cause for concern during construction, we have several policies and other measures in place to keep dust levels down. These include:

  • Speed limits lowered from 6 mph to 4 mph for all vehicles travelling over unmade ground to minimise the likelihood of dust creation
  • Dust sweeping activities
  • Dampening down during periods of dry weather
  • Adequate ventilation, Water Suppression System or Local Ventilation Systems (vacuum systems) used on-site
  • Regularly cleaning the estate road/site entrance
  • Pressure washer by car parking area provided to clean dirt and debris from vehicles before exiting site
  • Regular clearing of mud
  • Forklift sweeper attachment to clean estate road and ensure mud is not transferred onto the highway
  • Mobile mechanical road sweeper

Although we are intent on keeping disruption to a minimum, construction will unavoidably cause some noise. Workforce and resident safety are of the utmost importance to Denbury Homes and some noise is necessary to ensure the protection of everyone on the site.

Contractors will, however, ensure the best practicable steps are taken to reduce noise levels and ensure compliance with statutory legislation. This includes:

  • Control of working hours
  • Control of delivery areas and times
  • Careful choice of compound location
  • Physically screening site
  • Specification of limits
  • Noise monitoring to check compliance
  • Careful operation of machinery and use of tools

Machinery will be used considerately, with a restricted number being used at the same time, reduced speed of movement and the avoidance of using particularly noisy machines early in the morning. HGV and site vehicles are equipped with non-tonal reversing alarms.

If you have any concerns about noise outside our stated working hours, please email us at or leave us a message on FREEPHONE 0808 1753623.

As part of the planning and technical design process, Denbury Homes has undertaken a detailed Flood Risk Assessment approved by the relevant bodies. They have consulted with Anglian Water and the Lead Local Flood Authority to ensure that the development does not have a detrimental impact on the current infrastructure and risks of flooding have been addressed.

The surface water drainage system has been inspected and built so that it functions in accordance with the approved designs and drawings.

Our homes are fitted with air source heat pumps whenever possible and with power for electric vehicle charging. We use enhanced ground floor, wall and roof insulation to ensure our homes are energy efficient. Our doors and windows also achieve high ratings. Our homes regularly an EPC rating of B – only four per cent of older properties are awarded A or B.

If you are interested in purchasing a new home please register your interest via The Hornbeams development page.