A public consultation has been launched to give residents a say on a plan to build up to 1,000 homes in Stukeley.

The consultation, which opened last Monday (July 9), saw about 150 people view an exhibition held at Great Stukeley Village Hall.

The proposal could see the new homes built on land off Ermine Street.

The exhibition provided an opportunity for members of the community to comment on the plans, which have been put forward by developer, Bloor Homes.

The development will feature two, three and four-bedroom homes, with Bloor saying some 40 per cent will be affordable.

It will also include a range of public open space and landscaping, such as a play space, a community centre that will include retail areas, and a primary school.

Two new access points for the development are proposed, the first off Ermine Street to the sites eastern boundary, and the second from the A141 that runs along the southern boundary.

There has also been a proposal for a new foot and cycle link to be part of the scheme to link to the development.

Neighbours of the site have taken to Facebook to air their concerns about the proposal and have also placed posters around Stukeley to urge people to oppose the plans.

Pauline Greyling Cleeton posted: “Huntingdon has grown so much over the years which is great but the infrastructure can't handle all these new homes. Hospitals, doctors just can cope anymore. The services are so stretched and can you imagine the impact that would have on the already packed roads.”

Senior planning director for Bloor Homes, David Joseph said: “It was a pleasure meeting with so many members of the local community. We really value their feedback and will now spend time considering any comments as part of the proposals moving forward.”

The next step for Bloor Homes is to consider comments from the consultation and then submit a formal planning application at the end of August. If the plan is approved, Bloor Homes says it will aim to start construction by summer 2020.