Four homes at Manea are approved despite fears that “enough is enough”

Fenland District Council

Fenland District Council - Credit: Archant

The Secretary of State has given the go ahead for four family homes at Manea despite a resident’s plea that “enough is enough.”

Permission was granted following an appeal by Eddie Barnes after the Park Road homes plans were turned down by Fenland District Council.

The homes were refused due to the effect of the access on trees, which hold a preservation order, and also because Fenland thought the proposal was unacceptable piecemeal development.

Government planning inspector Clive Tokely, said that a report covering housing approvals in Manea had met with: “Concern being expressed that enough is enough,” however he said: “Taking account of all matters I can see no justification for delaying the development of the appeal site and I conclude that the appeal should succeed.”

Fenland planners refused the development in August last year saying that although the site fell within the settlement boundary for Manea a remaining narrow wedge of land along its south eastern boundary was outside the boundary.

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Mr Tokely said: “I have concluded that the proposal accords with the council’s submissions core strategy and that its development as proposed would not preclude the future independent development of land to the south.”

The appeal was allowed providing sufficient measures were taken to ensure that the other trees on and around the site were protected during construction.

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