Agent does what Council Leader Alan Melton said could happen as four proposals seek to push back village development boundaries

AN agent is spearheading an onslaught against village boundaries by claiming land should be released now to build “much needed” executive homes.

Peter Humphrey and Associates of Wisbech have submitted plans for luxury homes on four sites in three villages and on land all outside recognised boundaries.

His arguments range from the urgent need for executive style homes to the lack of suitable alternative land.

The firm has submitted bids on behalf of land owners to Fenland District Council to build:

* Four executive homes north west of 184 Leverington Common

* Four executive homes east Of Potential House, Kirkgate, Tydd St Giles

* Five executive houses at land north west of Townfield House, Elm Low Road, Elm.

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* Five executive homes north of Amberley, Hockland Road, Tydd St Giles

On the Leverington site the agents argue that current boundaries are not consistent “with current planning intentions and requirements”. The homes will provide “a much needed executive scheme to enhance the area.”

Of the Kirkgate proposals the agents say the development will help to obscure the view of 35 holiday homes and over 50 timber cabins.

“The holiday home site is not entirely sympathetic with this rural location” says a design statement.

“We believe this well designed scheme will help mask these modern, pre-fabricated units.”

Of the Elm scheme the agents said the farm land planned for the houses “forms part of a natural extension of the Development Area”.

“The shortage of executive housing has now been identified and this development has been carefully chosen and planned to address this shortfall”

OOf the five homes proposed for Hockland Road, Tydd St Giles, agents said one planning fficer “liked the scheme as it was rural in character and low density”.

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