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'They are selling the rate payers of March short' claims over Fenland's decision to cut developer's payments on homes plans

A decision to let a developer off a legal agreement concerning Section 106 payments as part of planning permission granted five years ago has been described as a 'slap in the face' for ratepayers.

Mr S Harwin applied to Fenland District Council for a variation of a legal agreement concerning developer contributions entered into at the outline planning stage, when permission was granted for 30 homes on land south of Berryfield in March.

On Wednesday Fenland's planning committee agreed that instead of ensuring 25 per cent of the homes were affordable housing, and paying a total of £77,720 towards public open space, libraries, lifelong learning and railway improvements, plus a contribution to education, Mr Harwin will now only have to pay a £10,000 contribution to Estover Playing field.

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