Plans for more than 1,000 new homes in St Neots set to move forward

08:50 21 July 2014

St Neots.

St Neots.

Archant

St Neots is one step closer to seeing more than 1,000 new homes built in the town.

Huntingdonshire District Council looks set to support the outline planning application for the eastern expansion of the Loves Farm housing development today (Monday). This could include up to 1,020 homes, a primary school, a nursery or crèche, pub, hotel and care home.

St Neots Town Council has recommended refusal of the plans, which will be discussed by HDC’s development management panel. In a report to the panel town clerk Ed Reilly says: “It will increase the weighting of facilities on one side of the town and increase the traffic crossing the river to an unacceptable level. The provision of land for facilities – for example, a cemetery – is insufficient.”

Toseland Parish Council has recommended approval, while Abbotsley Parish Council has recommended refusal on the grounds of lack of transport infrastructure. The Highways Agency did not object, subject to the implementation of measures to ease traffic on the A428.

HDC received 10 letters about the plans, including five objections. Concerns were raised about increases in commuters and congestion on the A428, problems with parking, and loss of agricultural land.

Clara Kerr, HDC’s development management team leader, states in the report: “It is considered that the amount of development and proposed uses are acceptable in principle, the amount of proposed development can be satisfactorily accommodated on the site and the development can deliver a sustainable extension to St Neots.”

The Loves Farm extension is not the only housing planned for the area. A development for 2,800 homes, schools, shops, restaurants and other facilities to the south of Cambridge Road, known as Wintringham Park, has already been given approval in principle by HDC.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hunts Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hunts Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hunts Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 19:33
Road works

Planning to travel in the next few days, check out the Highways Agency’s list of roadworks in the East of England

Yesterday, 16:01

A 20-year-old motorist was found to be five times over the drug drive limit after leading police on a high-speed pursuit through Huntingdonshire.

Yesterday, 15:08
Sam and Alyssa Newland, Hannah and Louise Potter, Debbie Townsend, Ian Jackson, and Nathan Potter.

Youngsters being treated at Hinchingbrooke Hospital were in for a sweet surprise on August 24, when more than 700 chocolate bars were delivered to Holly Ward.

Yesterday, 12:00
Rebecca Durham from St Neots, appealing for chickenpox vaccination

After losing her daughter at nine-months-old to chickenpox, Rebecca Durham has joined a campaign for all children to be given a vaccination to fight the infectious disease.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up