Plans for dozens of new homes in Somersham unveiled

How the proposed development in Somersham could look.

How the proposed development in Somersham could look. - Credit: Archant

A developer has submitted plans for dozens of new houses on agricultural land in Somersham.

Oxfordshire-based Marlborough Properties Ltd has applied to Huntingdonshire District Council for permission to build 45 houses and a new care home in a field off West Newlands.

The six-acre development could feature 18 affordable homes and 27 private market properties, with space enough in the proposed care home for 50 residents.

Agents acting for Marlborough told the council: “The care home will generate 40-50 full time jobs, many of which will be available for local and future residents in Somersham.

“Informal discussions have taken place with the planning authority which is positive about an application coming forward for a residential development with the care home located on the western side of the site.”

Marlborough has also planned for two small areas of public open space in the development, which it says will be landscaped.

The company told planners: “The central area of public open space will be landscaped to provide recreational space and a pleasant outlook for the properties which face principal rooms onto it.

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“A smaller area of public space which may accommodate a play area will be overlooked by the smaller properties on the western side of the development.”

The developer added that noise mitigation measures had been proposed to protect properties from a neighbouring industrial area and a flood risk assessment had also been carried out, in response to incidents of flooding that had occurred on the site in recent years.

The developer is proposing an “attenuation lagoon” to help alleviate the problem.

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