Eco log cabins plan by Soham man get the thumbs down from East Cambs Council

Illustration by Robert Negus to show planners what his proposed eco log cabins at Soham would look l

Illustration by Robert Negus to show planners what his proposed eco log cabins at Soham would look like. He was turned down. - Credit: Archant

A man who wanted to build two eco log cabins opposite 139 The Butts, Soham, has been told by planners the location is not sustainable.

Robert Negus was told by East Cambridgeshire District Council there were far more sustainable sites around that were better served by public transport to avoid people using their car.

The council was also critical of the fact that no noise assessment had been produced by Mr Negus. Council officials said they had asked for a noise assessment but one had not been forthcoming.

The council is concerned to address any likely impact of the cabins being built so near to a rail way line and what affect that might have on occupiers.

Planning manager Rebecca Saunt said the application also failed to meet any of the special circumstances that might have made it an exception to policies.


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Soham Town Council looked over the plans and added their objection, arguing that Mr Negus had not provided sufficient information regarding access.

“It is not clear what the cabins will be used for,” they added.

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