Homes will solve housing crisis’

A COMPANY hoping to build 24 homes in Wisbech says there are compelling arguments for allowing a density of more than 50 per cent more than the Government recommends. Churchfield Developments is asking Fenland District Council to approve the homes for lan

A COMPANY hoping to build 24 homes in Wisbech says there are compelling arguments for allowing a density of more than 50 per cent more than the Government recommends.

Churchfield Developments is asking Fenland District Council to approve the homes for land at Osborne Road.

Although the proposals equates to 67 homes per hectare - well above the recommended 40 homes per hectare recommended as a minimum requirement by the Government - the firm says it will boost Wisbech's housing crisis.

And they point out that in 1999 the district council approved 40 flats within the same site area.


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Agent Peter Humphrey said: "The Government's strategic housing policy states that its key goal is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity of living in a decent, affordable home in their desired community."

This was the Government's intention, he said, and by allowing 24 homes will provide "much needed regeneration of an existing brownfield industrial site to provide a varied mix of affordable quality housing within an area predominantly known for low cost mobile home housing amenity.

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