Couple win their appeal to build a mini cul de sac in Doddington

Fenland District Council

Fenland District Council - Credit: Archant

A couple have won their appeal to build four family homes in Doddington after a Government inspector said their mini cul de sac would “soften the impact” of the village edges.

Ricky and Debbie Glowacki won their appeal to build the homes land north of Cathedral View in Turf Fen Lane.

The pair were refused permission by Fenland District Council for the site, which sits at the end of the lane, in November.

But after a site visit last month Government inspector Claire Searson said their plan: “would help provide a rounding off of the village in this location with Cathedral View forming the stop at the end of the lane.

“A well designed development with appropriate landscaping could assist in softening the impact at the edge of the settlement ensuring the scale, form and design of the dwellings would fully integrate with the surrounding open countryside.”

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She added: “The layout as a cul de sac at right angles to the lane, serving only four dwellings, would also help avoid a linear of development in this location.

“There would be no harm to the character and appearance of the countryside.”

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For highway safety reasons she said a footpath would be needed to run from the new homes to the top of turf Fen Lane.

“The proposal would not have an adverse impact upon the character and appearance of the open countryside,” she adde

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