Residents in Little Paxton are being invited to have their say on hundreds of new homes proposed for the village at a public consultation meeting.

Land owners are proposing to submit a planning application for about 200 new homes on land between the Great North Road, St Neots Golf Club and the development at Samuel Jones Crescent, which already has planning permission for residential and business use.

Leading the consultation process, for the site's owners, Barford + Co has suggested that, along with the homes, the land could accommodate 75,000 sq ft of office space and associated highway access, landscaping and open space.

The development could also include areas for play equipment, pedestrian and cycle routes to link to existing networks, and two new access roads from the Great North Road.

Simon Tindle, senior planner at Barford + Co, said: "As many residents in Huntingdonshire will be aware, there is an urgent need for new housing in the county due to an ageing and increasing population, and an increasing number of smaller households.

"The site at Little Paxton and the proposed residential development will go some way to meeting this need and provide people in Huntingdonshire with much-needed new homes through a variety of house types and sizes.

"As well as new homes, the developers are proposing business space, which will serve to create jobs for the local economy.

"On behalf of the land owners, Barford + Co is inviting residents of Little Paxton to share their views and observations on the initial ideas and offer suggestions on how we could shape the development in response to local issues."

The drop-in session will take place on December 19 at Little Paxton Village

Hall, in High Street, between 4pm and 7.30pm. Those unable to attend the

drop-in session can submit their views by e-mail: riversfield@barfords.co.uk