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Consultation set to be held into plans to build 250-house retirement village in Bottisham

Developers wanting to build a 250-home 'retirement village' in Bottisham are to hold a consultation into the plans on Wednesday.

Axis Land Partnerships is preparing an outline planning application to build a 20-acre estate on land just behind 163 to 187 High Street.

As part of the development process, it is holding a public exhibition into the plans at Bottisham Village College on Wednesday, between 11am and 8pm.

Where Axis Land Partnerships wants to build the new 'retirement village' in Bottisham
Where Axis Land Partnerships wants to build the new 'retirement village' in Bottisham

A spokesman for the company said it is asking residents for their opinion on the concept of the retirement village, the accessible green space proposed, the opportunities for employment, the impact on the local economy, and the amenities and facilities wanted.

"A retirement village provides specialist housing which aims to deliver a life-enhancing impact for those that live there and benefits for the wider community, offering both homes for sale and for rent, with care and support available to suit people's needs," the spokesman said.

The land where the estate is set to be built is currently farmland, with the south and west of the site bordered by the village.

The ‘retirement village’ would be next to the Hilton Park Care Home, which is to the east of where the site could be.

Axis Land Partnerships is a national company which is part of the McAlpine Group of companies.

The company works with landowners to obtain planning permission for land and then markets and sells the site to another developer who then builds the site. Once the sale has completed the company splits the revenue from the sale.