Opposed Stotfold housing development to be discussed at CBC meeting

PUBLISHED: 12:01 03 November 2018

Plans for the aaproved housing development in Arlesey Road, Stotfold. Picture: Central Bedfordshire Council

Plans for the aaproved housing development in Arlesey Road, Stotfold. Picture: Central Bedfordshire Council

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A planning application for new homes in Stotfold is to be discussed at a Central Bedfordshire Council planning meeting next week.

Developers Linden Homes submitted a plan to build a 161 dwellings off Arlesey Road – to the west of the town – back in June.

It will now be discussed when the CBC Development Management Committee meet at Priory House in Chicksands on Wednesday, November 7.

The plan was widely opposed after consultation with a number of local of authorities, with all 26 responses against it going ahead.

Stotfold Town Council commented that the development would see infrastructure suffer, putting a burden on GP, dental and pharmacy services.

They also raised concerns about the dwelling protruding into the countryside and a potential contamination threat from the existing vehicle storage yard on the site.

As part of the application, 35 per cent of the homes would be affordable, with an access road and landscaping also being built.

Letters of objection from nearby residents have been sent to CBC, as well as North East Beds MP Alistair Burt.

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