Barcham Trees plan recommended for approval

New arboretum and visitor facilities at Barcham Trees in Soham, Cambridgeshire have been recommended for approval at an East Cambridgeshire District Council meeting on 3 January.

Barcham's application seeks consent for the development of an arboretum, including a lake and activity areas, together with the visitor centre comprising internal and external retail spaces, a cafe/restaurant, an entrance area and first floor conference facilities on the existing Barcham Trees site. The application site extends to approximately 6.9 hectares.
The proposed visitor centre will be located in the north- east corner of the site. It has a maximum height of 10 metres, maximum eaves of 6 metres, width across the front elevation of 69.8 metres, and depth of 79.6 metres.

Planning committee members are recommended to approve the the application subject to the recommended conditions.

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