Martlesham Heath Adastral Park 2,000 new homes approved
Plans for 2,000 new homes in Martlesham Heath near Ipswich have been approved by councillors.
The development on land near to the BT research centre has previously been at the centre of a legal battle.
Campaigners against the plans argued the Adastral Park site was too close to the River Deben estuary, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty.
But Suffolk Coastal District Council officers say the plan's benefits outweigh its negative impact.
Officers recommended the scheme, put forward by Carlyle Land Ltd and CEG, should be approved.
As well as 2,000 homes, the proposals include shops, a school, outdoor play areas, a sports ground, allotments, footpaths and cycle ways.