I Disagree With Article About Sutton Business Park
I AM writing to express my disagreement with your article which appears in Ely Standard, July 10 issue – new computer facility is given the go-ahead where cutting edge technology is set to come to Sutton Business Park, creating 1,000 jobs. The Elean Dat
I AM writing to express my disagreement with your article which appears in Ely Standard, July 10 issue - 'new computer facility is given the go-ahead' where cutting edge technology is set to come to Sutton Business Park, creating 1,000 jobs. The Elean Data Campus, a computer information storage facility, was given planning permission by East Cambridgeshire District Council last week after six months negotiation. Developer Lasercharm has plans to create a 400 home eco village close to the site but planners told the Ely Standard that no formal application had been submitted. It is not known when building work will start. The company has not submitted complete designs to the council at this stage. I would submit that, although we need more jobs in this area, putting a business park on Elean would be detrimental for the area. For example, 400 homes require building vehicles going to and from the roundabout and access onto a very busy A142. When built, these 400 people will require transport and their 400 cars will use this already busy road, creating more pollution and traffic congestion. The new houses will require a school and shop nearby and a doctor's surgery. The only other alternative would be to create a road through the estate to emerge at either Wisbech or Downham Market to take the strain off the very busy road access and roundabout at Sutton.