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Kennett's 'garden village' to be decided on by East Cambridgeshire's planners in April




Kennett CLT's plans for the village - which have been deleted by the inspector (8077617)
Kennett CLT's plans for the village - which have been deleted by the inspector (8077617)

The future of a huge development planned for one of East Cambridgeshire’s smallest villages is set to be decided by planners next month.

East Cambridgeshire district councillors planning committee will vote on the a council-owned developer’s plans to build 500 houses on 100 acres in Station Road in Kennett when it meets on April 25.

If approval is granted, a new primary school and infrastructure would be built as part of the new development, which would increase the size of Kennett by more than 300 per cent.

Kennett CLT's plans for the village - which have been deleted by the inspector (8077630)
Kennett CLT's plans for the village - which have been deleted by the inspector (8077630)

Securing planning permission for the scheme is crucial to the council’s finances, with its developer Palace Green Homes set to pocket the profit from the build.

Last month the authority shelved its £330,000 local plan aftergovernment inspector Louise Nurser demanded an end to its flagship community land trust policy.

The council’s claim the development had the support of the community support has always been disputed by the Kennett Action Group which is opposed to the scale of the development.