Planning officer to tell committee to say no to plans to up to 88 homes in Burwell

The site off Ness Road, Burwell, which David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties has earmarked for up to 8

The site off Ness Road, Burwell, which David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties has earmarked for up to 88 homes. - Credit: Archant

The district council’s senior planning officer will recommend the planning committee to say no to a proposal for up to 88 homes in Burwell at a meeting this week.

Case officer Barbara Greengrass will tell the committee to refuse David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties’ application for land off Ness Road due to concerns over the impact it would have on the village’s setting, access and a lack of community facilities.

Her report said: “The proposed development would result in a significant adverse effect on the setting of the village and the character and appearance of the countryside.

“There is insufficient evidence to demonstrate the proposed means of access would be acceptable.

“Insufficient provision has been made for the required 40 per cent contribution of affordable housing and no contribution has been proposed by the applicant for education provision infrastructure.”


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The committee meets on Thursday (8).

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