WISBECH: Town council raises concerns over demolition of campus sites for housing

PUBLISHED: 14:30 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 08:27 02 June 2010

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DEMOLITION of the Isle College and College of West Anglia campuses in Wisbech to make way for 400 homes could lead to a serious loss of amenities, says the town council. They are worried that applications for housing on both the Isle site and adjoining Co

DEMOLITION of the Isle College and College of West Anglia campuses in Wisbech to make way for 400 homes could lead to a serious loss of amenities, says the town council.

They are worried that applications for housing on both the Isle site and adjoining College of Anglia site in Ramnoth Road could lead to over development.

The town council is calling for a new community centre to replace the college hall being demolished.

It says any permission should be conditional on adequate provision of GP surgeries, primary, junior and senior school places.

The council reported: "Members are very concerned regarding the loss of amenity facilities. Wisbech has no other large hall which can accommodate up to 300 people and it is wished that any planning permission be conditional on the replacement of the large hall, an amenity for the people of Wisbech."

Both sites are being relocated at a new campus in March and next week's meeting of Fenland District Council Planning Committee is recommending approval for the homes plan.

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