Farmland set for 250 homes as developer seeks public's backing for Womb Farm Chatteris site
Chatteris people are being asked their views on plans which would see farmland turned into a massive housing development.
Land at Womb Farm, Doddington Road, close to Jack's supermarket, has already gain planning permission for industrial/commercial development.
However, Robertson Strategic Asset Management (RSAM), in partnership with Triman Developments, now want to build 250 homes on the eight hectare site.
Leaflets have been distributed to residents living close to the site inviting them to an information session next Wednesday (august 21) at the Green Welly in Doddington Road, from 2pm to 8pm.
The flyer explains that despite the existing planning permission for major industrial development there is no commercial or operator demand.
It also claims the 250 homes will create less traffic than the commercial development, adding "The development will provide a range of new homes with extensive open space and a play area in a low density setting, with up to 25 per cent of new homes being affordable."
RSAM also claims: "The development will help sustain local shops and services in Chatteris, supporting its role as a market town and centre for growth."
The 250 homes will add to the 1,000 planned by Hallam Land Management on the Tithe Barn site off London Road, which also includes provision of business units, a primary school and a local community centre.
Fenland District Council approved Hallam's plans in principle in 2013 subject to conditions and a second 106 agreement. It was last discussed in 2017 when amendments to the layout of the development including siting of the school, so it can come forward earlier in the development to meet demand for school places, and also for the scheme to be phased to "encourage developer interest in a difficult local market".
That application includes around 160 affordable homes.
For further details on the Womb Farm proposals email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go along on Wednesday to the information session, which is open to anyone interested in the development.