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Green light for 21 homes in Wisbech

Plans for 21 homes on the former Pike Textiles site close to Asda in Wisbech have been given the go-ahead despite earlier fears over flooding dangers.

Fenland’s first planning committee to be held online since the lockdown began voted to approve the application by Ropemaker Properties to build the houses on the site off North End.

An officers’ report to the meeting earlier this month acknowledged that supporting evidence submitted with the application had failed to address concerns highlighted by the lead local flood authority, in this case Cambridgeshire County Council, which pointed out that the site is in Flood Zone 3 - the highest risk category.

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