We are pleased to announce the recent decision by Fenland District Council to approve the latest scheme from our client, Cannon Kirk Homes, for 93 dwellings on Wenny Road, Chatteris, alongside five hectares of open space.
This is the first phase to be approved within the housing allocation at Wenny Road as set out in the Adopted Fenland Local Plan 2014 and adopted Broad Concept Plan for the site.
The scheme was highly contentious, raising over 500 local objections.
We worked closely planning officers to respond to concerns raised during the determination process, Delivery of 5ha of open space for the future benefit of existing and future residents of Chatteris. This represented a 250% overprovision against the required open space policy requirement. We worked collaboratively to ensure that existing on-site biodiversity will be protected through a comprehensive Environmental Management Plan, and that a new grassland habitat creation at Gaul Road, March will suitably compensate loss of land on site.
Pegasus representative Andrew Hodgson (Senior Director), said: “Development proposals often give rise to strong views and there is no doubt that this proposal was viewed contentiously by members of the public. However, it’s on schemes sites where we know that with our expert understanding we can add significant value both for our client and for the public. By facilitating engagement and maintaining a collaborative discourse, we have been able to reach a scheme that brings about the best solution for the site, providing much-needed new homes as well as wider benefits for the community.”
As we move forward, we’ll continue to advise Cannon Kirk Homes on secure the finer details of the Section 106 agreement and forge ahead with the delivery of this high-quality scheme.