Plans for 655 homes in Cammo approved despite transport concerns

Artists' impression of the Cammo developmentArtists' impression of the Cammo development
Artists' impression of the Cammo development
Councillors have approved 655 homes in Cammo, despite concerns over transport..

A development management sub-committee decided to approve the plans today.

Transport issues were regarded as regional and national issues by the comittee, outside the responsibility of the developers.

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The designs were labelled both “a great place to stay” and “boring” by councillors.

Officers told councillors the plans for 655 homes include 164 affordable units and will be a mixture of flats, terraces and detached houses.

The speed limit along Maybury Road will be reduced from 40mph to 30mph - with pedestrian crossings installed as part of the plans.

A spokesperson for the developers said: “We are delighted to have received consent for this residential development at Cammo. The development will not only include much-needed housing, of which 25 per cent will be affordable, but a community hub and new public park.

“We look forward to continuing to work closely with the local community on delivering this.”

Construction is expected to begin before the end of the year.

More to follow.

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