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New link road ruled out by city council

Peterborough City Council planners have ruled out a new road to link proposed housing developments in Thorney.

The Parish Council had written to city planners to ask for their support for a new road from Wisbech Road at the eastern end of the village, running along the southern edge of Thorney.

This would have linked housing estates planned at Sandpit Road and Woburn Drive. If it was continued to join Whittlesey Road, it would also open up fields behind Thorney Park for potential housing.

The decision is bad news for residents of Woburn Drive. This road will now be the only access to an estate of 80 homes.

Janet Maclennan, senior development management officer at the city council, told the parish council that it was now too late to insist on a change of access point as planning permission had already been granted for access via Woburn Drive.

“I acknowledge that the Parish Council raised concerns regarding the use of Woburn Drive at the outline planning stage. However, it was considered by officers of the Local Highways Authority that Woburn Drive did have capacity to accommodate the additional traffic resulting from the housing development.”

The development at Woburn Drive by Larkfleet Homes is expected to start at the end of this year.

A planning application for the Sandpit Road development has not yet been submitted, but is expected soon. Proposals put before the village for consultation, included a new link road from Wisbech Road, so Sandpit Road would not have to take additional traffic.

See our earlier story on this issue: http://thorneypost.com/news/parish-council-would-like-housing-developments-to-be-linked-by-new-road/

80 Homes planned on Sandpit Road site

Plans to build 80 homes on farmland to the south of Sandpit Road have been unveiled.

The proposals are for a development of houses of mixed sizes, including a number of affordable homes and bungalows.

People will be able to see an exhibition on the development at the Bedford Hall on Thursday, July 30. It will be open from 3pm to 7.30pm.

The site is one of a number in the village that was selected by Peterborough City Council and approved by the Planning Inspector as suitable for residential development. It is at the extreme eastern end of the village and to the south of existing housing in this area.

Although access to the site via Sandpit Road was considered acceptable by the City Council and Planning Inspector, this road will only be used for emergency access. Primary access will be from Wisbech Road via a new road crossing the farmland to the east of the existing housing.

Developers say a generous strip of land will be left between the new road and the housing for use as an area of landscaped public open space.

The proposals show a layout of approximately eighty dwellings of mixed sizes and types including a number of affordable houses and bungalow units. As this is only a preliminary proposal, the details of numbers, housing type, materials, etc is still to be confirmed.

Thorney Parish Council considered the plans at a meeting last month and had no objections.

“As the site is already approved by the City Council it is likely that its development will be approved and it is important, therefore, that the parish gets the best from it,” said parish councillor, Russ Bevington.