Plan for 19,000 new homes in South Cambridgeshire moves forward

16:59 07 February 2014

Plans for 19,000 new homes are set to be submitted

Plans for 19,000 new homes are set to be submitted

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Plans for 19,000 new homes in South Cambridgeshire are set to be submitted to the government.

Members of South Cambridgeshire District Council will debate whether to submit the draft local plan at their meeting on Tuesday, February 11, with officers recommending it be approved.

The plan was put together following three rounds of consultation with residents over the last nine months. As a result, a housing scheme for 183 homes on land behind Victoria Way in Melbourn was ruled out after strong local opposition.

It will be discussed at the planning policy and localism portfolio holder’s meeting on Tuesday, February 11.

Cllr Pippa Corney, the Council’s cabinet member for planning policy and localism, is backing the plan.

She said: “We’ve received equal and opposing views, which we recognise are strongly felt, but the task we now have is to weigh all those factors up to decide whether the plan is sound, deliverable and will maintain the high quality of life we enjoy in the area. Our economy makes the district one of the fastest growing in the country so high quality and well-connected homes are much needed to continue our success.”

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