Businessman wants to demolish Guyhirn house and re-develop the site for 28 homes

COMPANY director David Burgess plans to demolish his Guyhirn house and replace it with 28 new homes on the same site.

The two, three and four bedroom houses will all be built on the site of Fern House on Gull Road and its surrounding gardens and land.

The homes include a mix of differently sized and priced houses for the lower and higher end private housing market.

Access for the homes will be via both Gull Road and a new estate road which will be built by the contractors and adopted by Cambridgeshire County Council.

The Design and Access Statement by architects Swann Edwards describes the new buildings as being of “a high standard of design” using “quality traditional materials” and emphasises that the new development is “very much required for the village.”


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Their statement notes that “Guyhirn, like many villages, struggles with providing affordable units and has a shortage of land.

“The proposal would have a positive impact on the street scene and neighbouring properties improving community cohesion.”

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The plans include off-road parking for the new homeowners and rear “amenity areas” for families.

The site for the 26 new plots will be all built in Flood Zone 3 of the Environment Agencies flood map.

The architects’ state: “Due to the flood risk the properties will need to be elevated above the ground which will require a suspended floor to be used.”

The plans for the new development are now before Fenland District Council planning department.

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