Cheshire-based developer unveils fresh housing plan

08:46 13 February 2014

Archant

A developer has expressed an interest in building 99 homes in Witchford.

Cheshire-based Gladman Developments has applied to East Cambridgeshire District Council to test the water on plans for the new homes as part of a 12-acre development in Field End, in the north of the village.

In its proposal to the council, Gladman said: “The site could be brought forward for development quickly as no major infrastructure is required to facilitate development of the scale proposed.”

The company has submitted a ‘screening option’ to the council, to request whether a full environment impact assessment will be required should it move ahead with a full planning application.

Last month, Gladman unveiled similar plans for 100 new homes in Haddenham.

The company launched a website featuring detailed plans for a new development off Wilburton Road and is currently gathering the views of residents before submitting a formal planning application to East Cambridgeshire District Council.

The company’s plans concern almost eight acres of land that is currently open space and, as well as 100 houses, Gladman also intends to build a play area and public space complete with “recreational facilities”.

According to the company, 30 per cent of the new properties will be affordable housing.

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 16:49

Cigarettes and other tobacco products worth thousands of pounds have been stolen from a supermarket petrol station in Ely.

Yesterday, 13:36
Soham Carnival. Picture: Steve Williams.

Thousands of people turned out to enjoy the fun-filled annual Soham Carnival and Heavy Horse Show on bank holiday Monday.

Yesterday, 10:10
Firecrew attend a bonfire that became out of control

Firefighters were called after a bonfire spiralled out of control in Ely, on Friday.

Yesterday, 08:30
Bishop of Ely, Stephen Conway

Ely Cathedral will play host to a special service to mark National Carers’ Week, running early next month.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition today E-edition