Will they or Won’t they – Build on The Showfields Site

It would appear that Permission Homes™ have shown an interest in the ‘Showfields’ site off East Delph, this controversial site has previously generated a great deal of public comment. Remember the bitter fight which took place between the owner/developer Philip Rose and the Public/WTC & FDC, the £20,000 raised to fight the appeal, and then the subsequent approval of the amended plans for some 220 houses.

There is now interest being shown by Persimmon Homes™ – whether they have bought the whole ‘field’ I don’t know or whether they plan to develop the whole site I don’t know.
I tried checking on the FDC planning portal, but it is not working correctly at present.
Persimmons are the builders/developers at ‘Cardea’  besides the A605/Morrisons Supermarket. More to come as it unfolds…..

If you ‘Google’™ Roy Gerstner Showfields – several posts as the planning application moved forward – I used the word ‘Travesty’ to highlight this controversial application,
that still applies today – I still believe as many others do – that the site will be expensive
to prepare to mitigate flood risks – that will put a substantial % on the price of the houses.
Still the Government want more houses – we wait and see.

Here is my posting from 22nd July 2015 – (Lots of archive material on this web-blog)

F/YR15/0134/0 Land North of Whittlesey East of East Delph, has been passed by FDC’s Planning committee today 22nd July 2015.
Considering what happened 2 years ago, when there was a phenomenal opposition from virtually ALL the town, an action group and £20K raised to fight the appeal that followed the original application.
Today saw empty seats at Fenland Hall (Not the expected standing room only), on my reading the application and taking the FDC’s Officers recommendation (To approve), it was always going to be an uphill battle to ‘reject’ the application, as the applicant Mr Rose had complied with everything that the planning inspector had highlighted.
Remember at appeal, the main objection was to do with ‘Flood Risk’ – it appears that the criteria for this has been met as far as the Officers at FDC are concerned.
The application went for some 3 hours and Whittlesey Town Council were represented.
There was a ‘sprinkling’ of other Whittlesey councillors, but noticeably a number were missing.

So this was for ‘outline planning – for 220 dwellings’


I am Roy Gerstner – I am NOT a councillor.
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