Housing plan 'too much'

PUBLISHED: 10:54 23 March 2006 | UPDATED: 14:38 12 May 2010

PLANS to build homes in Grange Bottom, Royston, have been criticised by town councillors. Planning committee members opposed the scheme, which include one detached property with a garage, two semi-detached properties, and flats. The plan includes garages

PLANS to build homes in Grange Bottom, Royston, have been criticised by town councillors. Planning committee members opposed the scheme, which include one detached property with a garage, two semi-detached properties, and flats. The plan includes garages and six parking spaces. Councillor Mike Harrison said the planning application was "overdevelopment" of the site. Councillor Lynn Berry said: "To be quite honest, there just seems to be so much going on in a small area. They are just trying to get too much into a small space." Cllr Harrison was critical about the proposed height of the development. "I don't know that many mountain goats who could get a mortgage," he said. One concern of members was the potential extra traffic that might be generated from the site. "Barkway Road is already extremely congested and I don't think it can take any extra traffic. That's something we don't need," said Cllr Harrison. Members heard that the nearby residents have opposed the scheme.

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