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Road safety fears spark lengthy debate over homes plans for Meadowgate Lane in Wisbech

Fears over highways safety led to councillors deciding to send officers back to the drawing board over plans to build 10 homes in Wisbech

A lengthy discussion at yesterday's (Wednesday) Fenland planning committee on proposals by Mr and Mrs Humphrey to build the houses on land south of Meadowgate Academy resulted in members agreeing approval but with the proviso officers can get Cambridgeshire Highways to approve a road scheme linked to the development.

The meeting, held via Zoom, heard from planning officer Nick Thrower who said the road scheme included in the outline application, for which full permission was being sought, was a compromise and admitted the county's highways authority was not happy with it.

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