Developer scales back plan to build 250 homes on Scotsdale Fordham land following consultation

A plan to build 250 houses at Scotsdale Fordham garden centre in Cambridgeshire has been scaled back following feedback from residents.

Developer Hill originally planned to build 250 affordable homes on land at the garden centre, one of the local Scotsdale group.  Now 150 will be built after residents said 250 was too many during a consultation in October that 140 people attended,

New plans also include a 75-bed care home, while 41% of homes will be one or two-bed and 76% will have three beds or fewer.

Several garden centres have plans for building houses on spare land, as house price values rise.

Colin Campbell, head of strategic land at Hill developers, said: "It was positive to hear that people felt that their concerns had been listened to after the first exhibition and that the new plans reflected the feedback received.

"We stated back in October that we wished to work with the village and we feel that our current proposals deliver on that promise."

Residents now have until Thursday April 6 to respond to the revised plans.

A planning application for the site is yet to be submitted but is expected to come later this year.

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