Commercially unsound

PUBLISHED: 12:55 18 May 2006 | UPDATED: 14:42 12 May 2010

DEVELOPERS are going hell for leather to use commercial sites for housing schemes, a town councillor claimed on Monday evening. The comment came during a debate at Royston Town Council s planning committee over plans to demolish an office block. The com

DEVELOPERS are going "hell for leather" to use commercial sites for housing schemes, a town councillor claimed on Monday evening.

The comment came during a debate at Royston Town Council's planning committee over plans to demolish an office block.

The committee opposed a housing development on a site in Princes Mews, Royston, which would see the demolition of Heath House.

Committee chairman Cllr Bill Prime claimed: "Developers seem to be going hell for leather to do away with commercial sites."

The new plan is for the erection of 56 homes in two-and-a-half and three-and-a-half storey buildings.

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