Have your say on plans to build 220 homes at site of disused Barrington quarry

An illustrative masterplan of the Barrington homes site by CEMEX

An illustrative masterplan of the Barrington homes site by CEMEX - Credit: Archant

Councillors are urging residents to have their say on plans to build approximately 220 homes in Barrington.

Building materials giant CEMEX have applied to South Cambridgeshire District Council for outline planning permission to redevelop its factory at Barrington quarry into a housing development.

The proposals include 40 per cent affordable housing, open spaces, play areas and allotments, as well as a new 30-space car park for Barrington Primary School.

A cycle and footpath would also be built on the old railway line to link up with Foxton Railway Station.

CEMEX’s community affairs manager, Ian Southcott said: “CEMEX and cement making have been part of the Barrington community for many years.

“With the demise of cement-making as a result of the severe recession, it is quite obvious that something needs to be done with the redundant brownfield site.

“The long-standing connection with the village has driven the evolution of a sensitive and responsive planning application.

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“In short, we are promoting a planning application that is of Barrington and links to the village community, but does not swamp or merge with it.

“We hope that the redevelopment of a brownfield and redundant site will be welcomed by South Cambridgeshire District Council as being the right proposal for the right site.

“Clearly, it will assist the Council in delivering its housing numbers and continued economic growth.”

Barrington Parish Council chairman Tony Fletcher said: “The parish council continues to have grave misgivings about CEMEX’s plans for a ‘North Barrington’ satellite on the grounds that its impact on Barrington will be significant and detrimental.”

The consultation opened on Friday and will run until the end of the year.

To view the application visit www.scambs.gov.uk.