Cambridgeshire

Views sought over 5,000 new homes east of St Neots

Plans which could see up to 5,000 new homes built in Cambridgeshire are to go out to consultation.

Huntingdonshire District Council is asking for people's views on a proposed expansion east of St Neots.

The council says the land, opposite Love's Farm, has the capacity to provide up to 5,000 houses - 40% of which could be affordable homes.

It also includes space for community facilities and services such as schools, shops and open space.

It will also provide up to 25 hectares of new employment land, the council said.

The draft document, which is called the Urban Design Framework, describes the main planning and design factors in the development.

Doug Dew, executive councillor for planning, said: "We have already involved a wide range of local groups and organisations.

"We want to make sure that the extension benefits the whole town, and this consultation is an opportunity for the people of St Neots to have their say on it."

The consultation ends on Friday 29 October.

Further information is available on the council website.

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