Councillors’ fears over town centre homes plan
PLANS to build 10 homes in the centre of Buntingford have been labelled as over-development by the town council. The scheme comprises four flats, a cottage, five houses, and a carport for 10 cars, after demolishing existing buildings. Town council members
PLANS to build 10 homes in the centre of Buntingford have been labelled as over-development by the town council.
The scheme comprises four flats, a cottage, five houses, and a carport for 10 cars, after demolishing existing buildings.
Town council members also say car parking provision would be insufficient.
The Buntingford Civic Society also believes parking is inadequate and would be likely to overspill into Baldock Road.
You may also want to watch:
The proposal was expected to be discussed last night (Wednesday) at a meeting of East Herts District Council's development and control committee.
A planning report to the committee recommended the scheme should be approved.
- 1 New care home for Royston unanimously approved
- 2 Bassingbourn Barracks: New chapter for Army’s flagship operational training centre
- 3 Cambridge Country Show promises 'something for everybody'
- 4 From Hertfordshire to the Strictly dancefloor: 7 Strictly Come Dancing contestant from the county
- 5 Stunning snap causes stir online
- 6 Nuthampstead Olympic Shooter takes bronze in Tokyo
- 7 Train services resume after earlier disruption at Royston
- 8 Huge splash of support for Meldreth diver Dan Goodfellow
- 9 Arrests made in connection with large-scale money laundering operation
- 10 Roystonian becomes president of American broadband firm
The report said the proposals represented an "acceptable use" of the site, and met the "aims and objectives" of planning policy.
But the district council was likely to insist that there should be a survey on the site of bat breeding activity, and use by owls.