Elm development refused

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Planners have turned down a bid to build 20 homes on the outskirts of Elm.

Kier Living has been refused planning permission to develop the land west of Cedar Way.

The application had received opposition from local residents.

Fenland District Council has turned down the application due to lack of community support and failure to secure suitable Section 106 money.

The decision notice states: “There is no evidence within the submission of a thorough or proportionate public consultation to demonstrate that there is public support for the proposal.

“In addition Elm Parish Council does not support the proposal.

“This would be to the detriment of the sustainable growth of the village in the context of the settlement hierarchy where this village is identified for limited growth.”

The developer was looking to build five two-bed and 15 four-bed homes with garages at the site.