Why has Chatteris ward councillor not got involved in Slade Lode homes plan?
Last week I watched the Fenland District Council (FDC) planning committee as streamed via YouTube with interest as one of the items up for discussion was for the most significant housing development plans for the Slade Lode ward in Chatteris – certainly the biggest since the Furrowfields and Lode Way areas were built some 25-30 years ago.
As a Chatteris town councillor myself, I actively took part in the discussions held late last year when the proposed development was introduced to the town council prior to the plans being formally submitted. One of our town councillors, Alan Gowler, was invited to speak at the FDC meeting to reiterate the town council’s concerns regarding potential traffic issues along the A141 and pedestrian safety provision.
Consequently, I was pleased to see that nearly all those present at the FDC committee took on board and debated those concerns, very ably backed by the three Chatteris FDC councillors who also sit on planning. This was a great example of town and district councils working together to achieve a workable and acceptable outcome and we hope it will deliver a positive development to the town.