Big companies - and their bosses- need my executive style homes if they are to move to Fens says March businessman

15:43 30 June 2014

Executive housing: The Salters home on March Road, Wimblington. The executive homes are planned east of 54-62 March Road, Wimblington.

Executive housing: The Salters home on March Road, Wimblington. The executive homes are planned east of 54-62 March Road, Wimblington.

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A businessman says Fenland urgently needs the multi million pound homes he wants to build if the district is to attract big companies – and their bosses- to live here.

Executive housing: Existing buildings which will be cleared to make way for executive homes at Wimblington if consent is givenExecutive housing: Existing buildings which will be cleared to make way for executive homes at Wimblington if consent is given

Paul Salter is applying for a second time to create the mini luxury homes estate off March Road, Wimblington.

“Fenland is desperate for these high value homes as it currently has none,” said Mr Salter who believes executive housing is a key to attracting major employers to move to the Fens.

“Our seven £2million very executive homes will be advertised in The Times and The Guardian specifically to attract national business leaders to come and live and to work in Fenland,” said Mr Salter.

He has appealed to local councillors to support his application which he hopes will be determined by the planning committee and not dealt with under delegated powers.

Executive housing: Aerial view of the proposed site in March Road, WimblingtonExecutive housing: Aerial view of the proposed site in March Road, Wimblington

“If the application is refused then we shall appeal and ask for costs to be awarded, which will be a very great tragedy and set back for Fenland,” he said.

Mr Salter and his wife Mandy have applied to build the homes near to their own home at 58 March Road, Wimblington.

The application has been opposed by Wimblington Parish Council on the grounds it has “been submitted previously. There are no changes and our objections remain the same as previously” they told Fenland planners.

Mr Salter is hopeful his application has overcome any objections which highways might raise and believes the site is well screened from public and private view.

He has also promised an acoustic fence to ensure neighbours do not suffer from additional noise.

However in correspondence to Mr Salter’s agent, planning officers have raised concerns over the “loss of landscaping and residential amenity” by the application. There are also concerns about access and the possible loss of trees.

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