Application for 90 homes brings calls for traffic lights in March road

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Calls have been made for traffic lights to be installed along a busy March road after plans to build 90 houses have been lodged.

Cannon Kirk already has permission to build 135 homes in Gaul Road, but has submitted a fresh application to construct a further 90 on the site.

But calls have been made for traffic lights to be installed along the road.

Jan French, who sits on both March Town and Fenland District Councils, said the road resembles a “patchwork quilt” following a series of roadworks.

She said: “If this planning permission is going to bring the promised traffic lights, I would support it.

“Gaul Road looks like a patchwork quilt. They dig it up for the water and then it is dug up again for gas.

“The road looks a mess with Sovereign building affordable homes on one side and Cannon Kirk is on the other.

“Hopefully once this is done, Highways will look at a total re-surface.”

Cannon Kirk is looking to build a mixture of two bedroom, three bedroom and four bedroom units. There will be some affordable homes included in the development.

Within the design and access statement, the developer estimates that two parking spaces will be available for two bedroom units with three for larger homes. It also aims to create paths and cycleways within the development.

The developer says the site will be accessed via a new access road, positioned midway between the A141 junction.

The design and access statement says: “The vision for the scheme is to create a sustainable new living environment, based around a fully integrated new community with new homes that are accessible to everyone. A place where people want to live, which promotes an active lifestyle and sense of wellbeing, a place that future residents are proud to call home.

“The scheme will provide ready access to essential facilities including open space. It will deliver a wide range of choice of new, sustainable, high quality housing, including affordable housing.”