Work on controversial Newmarket homes development set to start

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Work is set to begin later this year on a controversial 21-home development in Newmarket’s St John’s Avenue. The scheme, which was rejected by residents and planners at East Cambridgeshire District Council, was allowed after the Flagship Housing Group, which is building the homes, lodged an appeal.

The development will include 12 two bedroom houses, four three bed homes and one four bed house as well as four bungalows and parking.

Residents fought the scheme, which is close to Ditton Lodge primary school, on grounds that the area was already congested and the new homes would bring increased traffic. Lee Webster, project manager for Flagship said: “ We are pleased with the recent decision as it enables us to bring much-needed affordable housing to the area.”

“We are pleased with the recent decision as it enables us to bring much-needed affordable housing to the area.

“Site clearance and security is due to begin this week, and we anticipate building works to begin in the summer. We will continue to work closely with our contractors and the local authority to ensure all interested parties remain updated on progress.”