Clarion Housing want to build 40 homes including 10 affordable properties in March
Social housing provider Clarion have applied to build 40 homes on a site off Springfield Road in March.
The application submitted on behalf of the Clarion Group by the Chatteris-based Design Partnership includes a detailed design and access statement, results of a wildlife survey of the 1.58 hectare site, which adjoins the town's cricket club, and an affordable housing statement.
The design and access statement explains the proposals which will see four one-bedroom flats, four two bedroom flats, 20 two-bedroom and 12 three-bedroom houses built.
It states the plans allow for a new estate roadway from Springfield Avenue into the site and will also see the existing access off The Causeway to the cricket ground replaced with a new adoptable roadway and a new private access into the car park in the original location.
The statement goes on to explain the lay-out of the new estate and says the plots which back on to existing homes in Causeway Close will have lower eaves and roof heights to reduce the impact of the proposals on the existing home owners. There will also be enhancement with the planting of native trees and hedges to add to those already there.
Twenty-five per cent or 10 homes will be designated as affordable housing in line with Fenland District Council's planning policy.
The affordable housing statement points out: "There continues to be a huge demand across the district and locally for affordable homes in March. "
The 10 affordable units comprise four one-bedroom and four two-bedroom flats for rent together with two two-bedroom houses for shared-ownership. Rents will be capped at local housing allowance rates which are below 80 per cent of the market rents in March, which means they meet the council's affordability criteria.
"Clarion Housing Group has a very well established management presence in the Fenland area and has adequate house resources to manage these units," concludes the statement.