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Outline planning permission has been granted for 80 new homes on scrubland in Northstowe.

They will form part of the Northstowe extension, to the north of the development.

The site for 80 homes on the Northstowe extension. Picture: Google
The site for 80 homes on the Northstowe extension. Picture: Google

Permission for 1,000 homes to be built by Homes England and 107 homes west of Station Road to be constructed by Endurance Estates has already been granted in this extension.

The latest application was originally due to include 106 homes, but the number was reduced during negotiations between South Cambridgeshire District Council’s planning officers and the applicant. The council did not believe “functional requirements” for 106 homes could be delivered on the site to the required quality.

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Three existing buildings on the site will be demolished. A green corridor will run diagonally through the site and will include swales, a cycle path and footpath. These will link to other Northstowe extension sites and the busway. A central play area will be created within the green corridor.

Cllr Sarah Cheung Johnson and Cllr Alex Maylon (both Lib Dem, Longstanton) objected at last week’s planning committee, raising concerns over flood risk.

Council officers explained that the responsible authorities for drainage were content with the plans, and point out that conditions required surface water and foul water drainage plans to be approved by the council before work commenced.

The outline plans were unanimously approved.

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