Public meeting into proposed Bearscroft Farm development

A PUBLIC meeting will be held in Godmanchester this weekend into the proposed housing development at Bearscroft Farm.

The Fairfield Partnership has submitted a planning application to Huntingdonshire District Council for 750 houses, a new primary school, shops and industrial units at Bearscroft Farm.

Members of the Godmanchester Community Association will hold the meeting at Queen Elizabeth School in the town on Saturday and are inviting residents, businesses and community groups to come and give their views on the proposals and talk to local councillors.

The proposals also include employment space and more than 27 acres of open space. However, it does not include a bypass, which HDC said it required to allow the plans to go ahead, and the Fairfield Partnership will need to prove nil detriment to the already-congested A14 to convince the Highways Agency not to oppose the application.

Public consultations into the development have previously taken place in September last year and January this year and the partnership said it has included the views of more than 400 local residents in its plans.

INFORMATION: The public meeting will take place on Saturday, May 26, at Queen Elizabeth School, from 10am to 1pm. Views can also be emailed to by May 30 or formal representations made to Huntingdonshire District Council via