Plans go in for 50 homes in Wisbech St Mary

Fifty homes could be built in Wisbech St Mary if new plans come to fruition.

The executors of Mr K Grange have applied to Fenland District Council to construct the homes on a parcel of agricultural land north of High Road.

The application’s design and access statement promises that 30 per cent of the development would be designated as social and affordable housing.

It states : “Planning officers and councillors will be aware of the acute shortage of land suitable for new family homes within the existing villages and these proposals seek to address the provision within the designated growth village of Wisbech St Mary as set out in the newly- adopted local plan.”

The application proposes to continue to use the existing field entrance as an access route.

Developers are looking to create a mixture of three and four bedroom homes which will be detached, semi-detached and short terraces, with parking for two to three cars for each home.

Renewable energy systems such as air source heat pumps are proposed to be installed in some of the planned homes.

The application states: “The feeling of community and supervised space within the development proposal is enhanced by smaller clusters of dwellings arranged around shared surface roads, facing onto the central open space, and along the tree-lined estate road ‘spine’ of the proposal.”

The new development would be linked to the new arrangement of paths.