20 homes planned for village

PUBLISHED: 09:20 08 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:57 11 May 2010

TWENTY new affordable homes are set to be built in Bassingbourn. Planning permission for the homes, which will be constructed by Circle Anglia, has been granted by South Cambridgeshire District Council s planning committee. They are part of 43 new homes

TWENTY new affordable homes are set to be built in Bassingbourn.

Planning permission for the homes, which will be constructed by Circle Anglia, has been granted by South Cambridgeshire District Council's planning committee.

They are part of 43 new homes being built across South Cambridgeshire. The others are located at sites in Comberton and Cottenham.

Cllr Nick Wright, planning portfolio holder at the district council, said: "These sites have been found following extensive discussions with the parish councils, district councillors and housing associations to make sure that the proposals meet the affordable housing needs of local people."

All the proposed homes will be based on exception sites, areas of land outside the village planning framework. These can only be used to provide affordable homes for local people in housing need.

Cllr Philippa Corney, district council planning committee chairman said the committee was "pleased" to approve the application. She said: "The homes will provide much needed affordable housing for local people.

"The committee does not treat planning applications for exception sites lightly and only grants approval when confident that our stringent policies have been met.


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