Plans for 200 new homes on edge of Wisbech revealed

Developer Longhurst applied to build 74 new homes in West Lynn but has now withdrawn the plans

Developer Longhurst applied to build 74 new homes in West Lynn but has now withdrawn the plans - Credit: Chris Bishop

Proposals for 200 new homes on the edge of a market town have emerged in council papers.

Wellsbridge Estates hope to develop nine hectares of land east of Stow Road in Wisbech.

While a formal planning application has not yet been filed, the developer's agents have asked Fenland council for a "screening opinion".

It entails agreeing whether or not the proposals should be subject to an environmental impact assessment.

In a letter to the council, planning consultants ASP say: "The nature of the development will be carefully formulated to take account of on-site constraints whilst providing an overall scheme with a varied mix of house types and densities including a proportion of affordable and other specialised housing to meet social and community needs."

It says the proposed site, to the east of the town, is currently a mix of arable, grazing, orchards, horticulture, informal open space and mature woodland.