Agents acting for St John’s College, Cambridge, today withdrew the application to build 95 homes at Estover, March, following exposure by this newspaper of a flawed consultation process over NHS requirements.
Allegations against Wisbech councillor Simon King of inflating mileages, claiming for going 85 miles to Rugby but not on official business, and once claiming return mileage of 10 miles for a meeting a mile from his home, have been revealed.
Less than a year after taking on the multi million pound housing portfolio for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, South Cambs Council leader Peter Topping has parted company with Mayor James Palmer.
Widespread community support – including the backing of a district councillor- failed to persuade Fenland planners and now the Planning Inspect to allow a gypsy family to replace caravans with bricks and mortar.
News that the Premier League and the FA Facilities Fund has awarded a £650,000 grant to help with a sports facility at Estover will receive only a cautious welcome by the committee set up in March to deliver it.
Council leader Charles Roberts told Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today that he welcomed improvements to Ely North junction but he would continue to “fight the corner” of Queen Adelaide residents fearful of barrier closures.
Expected approval of 58 homes at Chatteris will include 15 affordable homes – in stark contrast to an application for 80 homes at Wisbech St Mary where developers are arguing that providing affordable homes is no longer viable.
Historic England described proposals to create a viewing platform within a newly built community hub at 24 High Street, Wisbech – know as The Gap- as “an interesting and playful addition” to the town centre.