Council to consider plans for new housing in town’s conservation area


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A developer has applied to build four new homes in Soham’s conservation area.

Cloughmore Homes has submitted plans to East Cambridgeshire District Council to build four new detached homes on open land between 82 and 90 Paddock Street, former allotment gardens and orchards.

A spokesman for Cheffins, which is acting as agents for the application, said: “The application seeks approval for the erection of four detached dwellings. The application proposes two dwellings along the site frontage to Paddock Street, with two dwellings to the rear.

“Access would be created from Paddock Street allowing for vehicular and pedestrian access to the rear of the site for the two dwellings as well allocated parking that will serve all four dwellings.”

Though the proposed development would be in the conservation area, the developer described 90 Paddock Street’s contribution to the heritage of the area as “marginal” and added that extensions added to the house had “considerably eroded” its historic significance.

Cheffins added: “The existing site is not located within any part of the conservation area recognised as having positive or important vistas or views, therefore the proposed new dwellings will have no impact on important views within this part of the conservation area.”

A decision on the plans is expected within the next eight weeks. To view the plans, or to have a say, visit