Planners must take into account impact of Eastrea Road homes when deciding Whittlesey Showfields planning application

I write with regard to the proposed development of the Showfields site in Whittlesey.

Having made my objections (yet again) to Fenland planners. I find that it did not publish my comments, as maybe it thought them irrelevant.

Well I assure you that I do not find them irrelevant. So, if the planners won’t tell you what I have to say, I will say it here.

Whittlesey is a small town with major problems regarding traffic.

There is at present a development being built in Eastrea Road. This will create 400 houses.


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The proposed housing on the Showfields site will create 220 houses, making a total of 620 houses.

Assuming that each of these houses brings 2.4 children average. That will mean 1,488 children.

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Assuming that each house has two adults, there will be an extra 1,240 adults, making a population increase in Whittlesey of 2,728 people.

Also, if these houses have two cars each there will be 1,240 extra cars.

When making a decision on this application it would be VERY wrong for planners not to take into account the current development.

This would create an enormous strain on doctors, schools and roads.

ED FORSYTH

Via e-mail

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