Witten’s Meadow in Witnesham
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.
Welcome to the Community Liaison Service for Denbury Homes’ new development, Witten’s Meadow in Witnesham.
Witten’s Meadow will consist of 32 new homes, ranging from two, three, four and five-bedroom houses and bungalows. The development includes ten affordable homes. Seven of which will be affordable rented and three will be categorised as first homes under the government’s first homes scheme which allows first time buyers to purchase a new home at a discount.
The final masterplan of the site is shown here:
Planning Permission granted june 2023
Work on Site starts august 2023
Show home launch summer 2024
first occupations Autumn 2024
With construction underway, Denbury Homes has appointed Athene Communications to manage all contact through the Community Liaison Service. This will ensure that we can respond quickly and appropriately to any enquiries – we aim to do so within 3-5 working days.
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.
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 community liaison manager will contact the site team and do their best to help you.
Freephone: 0808 1753623 – Please note that this is an answerphone service, which is checked regularly on weekdays.
Working hours for all noisy (audible beyond site boundary) construction activity as agreed with East Suffolk Council:
Monday – Friday: 0730-1800
Saturday: 0800 – 1300
No noisy work will be allowed on Sundays or Public Holidays. Delivery and collection times will be aligned with site working hours.
These hours may be varied in exceptional instances subject to approval by East Suffolk Council and subject also to any restrictions or requirements that they may impose.
Timings for deliveries and collections are:
Monday – Friday: 0730-1600
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 email@example.com or leave us a message by calling 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or leave us a message by calling 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 email@example.com or leave us a message on 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 Denbury Homes’ website at: https://www.denburyhomes.co.uk/developments/wittens-meadow-witnesham/