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Councillor told to leave meeting as plans for homes in 'ancient bit' of Chatteris are discussed

An archaeological dig will take place before three homes are built on what could be the ‘most important’ historic site in Chatteris.

Councillors discussed an officer recommendation to impose the condition of an archaeological survey as part of the planning approval for plans by T Welland to demolish 25 Victoria Street and replace it with three two storey houses on the site, which is in the town’s conservation area.

It is also on an area that is believed to have once been the site of ancient abbey. The Benedictine Nuns’ Abbey and its cemetery is said to have been in the area between Park Street and South Park Street.

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