Fresh proposal from developer

TWENTY-ONE homes could be built off Brampton High Street if councillors back a scheme to demolish a crumbling old house. The site, at 32 High Street, already has permission for 12 additional homes, but the developers, Camstead Limited, of Hardwick, now wa

TWENTY-ONE homes could be built off Brampton High Street if councillors back a scheme to demolish a crumbling old house.

The site, at 32 High Street, already has permission for 12 additional homes, but the developers, Camstead Limited, of Hardwick, now want to pull down the original building rather than renovate it.

Huntingdonshire District Council's development control panel will be asked to approve the scheme on Monday despite objections from Brampton Parish Council.

The plans include three one-bed flats, three two-bed flats, four two-bed houses, six three-bed houses and five four-bed houses. Two of the one-bed flats and a two-bed house would be provided by Camstead as "affordable".

The parish council urged planners to refuse the application because of the new building designs, over-use of three-storey buildings, congestion, traffic hazards and possible unauthorised access to the Memorial Playing Fields at the back of the three-quarter-hectare site.