Hope for housing estate where work stopped 16 years ago because of earlier recession
FRESH hope emerged today that the remaining 66 houses could be built on a Fenland housing estate where work stopped 16 years ago. Nigel Brown, development manager for Fenland District Council, will present the council s planning committee with proposals
FRESH hope emerged today that the remaining 66 houses could be built on a Fenland housing estate where work stopped 16 years ago.
Nigel Brown, development manager for Fenland District Council, will present the council's planning committee with proposals that could finally see the housing estate completed.
Mr Brown said work started on the site south east of New Drove, Wisbech, in 1993 but was left unfinished when the original developer entered administration the following year.
"The site has remained in a poor state since the cessation of works," he said.
For 10 years the council has been working with the new owners to unblock the site, he said, and he believes a solution is in sight.
Mr Brown wants to amend some of the original requirements relating to public open spaces and a new footpath and insert a new clause about access to ensure the work can be completed.
- 1 Police 'increasingly concerned' for man missing since early hours yesterday
- 2 £150,000 splashpad to open in Wisbech
- 3 Man, 28, dies after truck and lorries crash on A47
- 4 Product sold at Tesco recalled due to risk of disease-causing bacteria
- 5 Andre Rieu brings new summer concert to Cambridgeshire cinemas
- 6 Three rail and bus strikes in London and the East this week
- 7 NHS staff praised for ‘virtually eliminating’ long waiting times
- 8 Driver cleared by reason of insanity over death of Louis Thorold
- 9 Arson causes fire to rip through derelict building
- 10 Painter who captured town before 1978 floods finishes 44 years on
"The site has been stalled since the mid 1990s due to the economic climate at that time," says Mr Brown.
"As a result only 27 of the 93 houses were constructed and occupied. The council has been working with the developer for many years to attempt to unblock and progress the site. The developer is now in a position to continue with the site. In order to do so, the developer must overcome financial viability issues".
Mr Brown says the changes to the section 106 agreement would resolve the outstanding absence of a footpath on New Drove, and would progress the completion of roads to adoptable standards.
• To email your comments click here