Five homes for Littleport refused with stinging rebuke by planners of being ‘a prominent visual intrusion’

5 homes for Wisbech Road, Littleport, refused

5 homes for Wisbech Road, Littleport, refused - Credit: Archant

Five homes have been refused planning permission at Littleport after planners raised concern they would be a “prominent visual intrusion quite at odds with anything else in the vicinity”.

The homes would have been built in a paddock behind 175 Wisbech Road and whilst officials argued East Cambs remains short of homes, these would be in the wrong place.

Planners felt the homes would “significantly and demonstrably” harm the character and appearance of the area. Whatever the benefits the disadvantages outweighed them.

County highways also objected because of inadequate pedestrian access. The road is 60mph and there is no footpath along this stretch of road.

Planners also argued that the proposed homes would be “small and cramped with rear gardens of five metres in depth”.

The applicants are Mr and Mrs Andrew Mitchell.