Plans for Ivy Farm housing development scaled down

PUBLISHED: 10:01 04 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:13 11 May 2010

SCALED down plans for a housing development in Royston have been submitted. The scheme, at Ivy Farm, off Baldock Road, was unveiled last year, and was initially set to comprise of 190 residential properties. However, in outline plans submitted to North H

SCALED down plans for a housing development in Royston have been submitted.

The scheme, at Ivy Farm, off Baldock Road, was unveiled last year, and was initially set to comprise of 190 residential properties.

However, in outline plans submitted to North Herts District Council, developers Bidwells have reduced that number to 135.

A spokesman for Bidwells, who are working on behalf of land owners EW Pepper, said: "As a result of the consultation process, E W Pepper

has been keen to take on board all comments received from stakeholders and members of the public and these are reflected in the proposals.

"In particular, the application site has been reduced so that it relates to land east of the farm track only giving the potential for up to 135 dwellings on a total site area of 3.86 hectares.

"Following comments received from adjoining residents, the application proposes significant enhancement of the boundary planting to the rear gardens of properties on Heathfield and Green Drift as well as ensuring a generous gap between any new development and the existing boundary.

The spokesman added: "The site will bring forward a mix of housing, predominantly larger family units."

Any interested residents or other stakeholders can now view the application on the district council website, www.north-herts.gov.uk, or in person at the Council Offices, and submit any comments they wish to make. The district council's planning committee look set to make a decision on whether to approve the scheme at their meeting in March.

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