Four tough decisions for district council

FOUR major decisions will be taken by the development control panel of Huntingdonshire District Council on Monday night (April 20). Two planning applications for Gypsy sites in Somersham and a third at Keyston look set to be turned down. If councillors ac

FOUR major decisions will be taken by the development control panel of Huntingdonshire District Council on Monday night (April 20).

Two planning applications for Gypsy sites in Somersham and a third at Keyston look set to be turned down.

If councillors accept their officers' recommendations, it will be a further set-back for Fred Adams, who has been trying for years to move on to land he owns at the Paddock, in Chatteris Road, Somersham.

Mr Adams said: "I'm an honest, God-fearing man and I just want a home for my family."

The panel will also decide on Monday whether to place the entrance to a development of 128 new homes on the same road as an entrance to a major secondary school.

A protest was launched by residents of High Leys and Green Leys in St Ives when they learned that road access to the development at the former St Ives Golf Club was to be from High Leys. They say a safer route would be from Houghton Road.

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High Leys contains one of the entrances to St Ivo School, which has some 2,000 pupils.

INFORMATION: The meeting of the development control panel will be in Burgess Hall at the St Ivo Centre on Monday, April 20 at 7pm. The meeting is open to the public.

Traffic calming in Huntingdon is also on Monday's civic agenda. Proposals to install give-way features on Sapley Road are to be discussed by the Huntingdonshire traffic management committee at a separate meeting on Monday.

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