Residents in Bottisham are set to have their say on the future of their village.
A draft masterplan for 50 new homes in the Bell Road area has been created through the joint efforts of a liaison group made up of members of the parish council, the district council, the landowner and developer.
And the ideas they have come up with aim to deal with the competing demands of building new homes and developing a sustainable community as well as safeguarding the historic context of the village which has buildings dating back to the 16th century.
All residents are invited to attend a public exhibition on Wednesday, September 25, from 3pm to 8pm at Royal British Legion in Downing Close, to see the plans and talk to members of the liaison group about them. Councillor Peter Moakes, chairman of East Cambridgeshire’s development and transport committee, said: “A huge amount of work has gone into developing the draft masterplan in the Bell Road area of Bottisham. It has been a collaborative effort – with all those involved working together for the benefit of the village and its 2,000 residents. The people who live in the village will now be able to view the plans and ideas and have their say.
“Homes in Bottisham are in huge demand but there is a very limited supply especially for local residents, so we believe the proposed new 50 homes will make a real difference in the village. The consultation will run until Wednesday 23 October and we look forward to hearing what people think.”