New housing development approved for March site

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A PLAN has been approved to build 31 new houses in March.

The application by Lovell Partnership Ltd received unanimous support from Fenland Council’s planning committee at Wednesday’s meeting, in accordance with the recommendation of planning officials.

It is proposed to build the dwellings – made up of two two-bed bungalows, 15 two-bed houses, 12 three-bed houses and two four-bed houses – on land off Grounds Avenue.

The land is owned by Fenland District Council and access to the site will be gained by demolishing two bungalows, numbers 103 and 105.

There was some debate between councillors over some uncertainties within the application.

The application states the houses will be 100 per cent affordable housing, however this appears to be dependent on what funding the developer can get. If the development has more than 35 per cent affordable housing – 11 properties in this case – no Education Contribution is sought.

A Section 106 Agreement was a condition of granting approval for the plan, consisting of a public open space contribution of £37,200 and a waste contribution of £1,860.