A planning application has been received by Fenland District Council from Larkfleet Homes for a development on Feldale Fields. This does not effect the current football pitch project that is going on, but it does impact on the rest of the area. The project is for 460 houses and a care home.
I don't know how closely this matches the proposals that were exhibited last year, I haven't had sight of the plans, but I will not be supporting it, mainly because Whittlesey's infrastructure cannot cope. We already have problems with flooding in times of heavy rainfall and this could ultimately mean up to a thousand extra cars a day travelling along the A605. There is also the issue about the lack of capacity of our railway station which means that there is little alternative to the car.
In conjunction with Steven Barclay the Conservative Candidate for North East Cambridgeshire, I have set up a Facebook site for residents to offer their views. Whether you use Facebook or not, I urge you to write to Fenland District Council and offer your views.
When the application has been validated I will post more details including a link and an address to write to. Please make sure people are aware of this - word of mouth is important.