Developer launches bid for housing on former golf range


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A developer has unveiled plans to build more than 50 new homes on a former golf practice ground in Brampton.

Abbey Properties Cambridgeshire has applied to Huntingdonshire District Council for permission to build 56 homes on a seven-acre site at Brampton Park Golf Club, which was formerly used as a practice range.

The developer told the council that the mix of houses had yet to be decided but added that it would be aiming to make 40 per cent of the homes affordable.

In a planning statement submitted to the council, agents acting for Abbey Properties said: “The former practice ground site is no longer required by the Brampton Park Golf Club save for the small putting green. Since the practice ground use of the site ceased the land has remained largely vacant and is maintained by the golf course at their expense.

“The redevelopment of the land will in no way effect or diminish the golf club’s facilities. Indeed, the proposed scheme will preserve and benefit the longevity of the club by providing additional revenue from the sale of the land as well the possibility of some of the new residents becoming members.

“The proximity of the site to new family housing could also provide benefits to the membership of the junior golf club, which will again help to sustain the longevity of the club.”

A consultation event was held by the developer in May at the golf club to give members and neighbours of the site a chance to view the plans before a formal planning submission was made.

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