Nature walk part of Fenland village scheme

Planning applications have been made for 26 new homes in Upwell. Picture: Ian Burt

Planning applications have been made for 26 new homes in Upwell. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

A nature walk managed by a charitable trust will be placed behind a housing estate in Upwell if plans submitted to West Norfolk Council get the go-ahead.

Planners have received two separate applications for land south of St Peters Road in Upwell, near Wisbech -- one is for outline planning for 26 homes and the other seeks permission to convert an overgrown orchard into a nature walk.

In relation to the nature walk, the applicant's design and access statement says: 'This area is to be owned and managed by a Charitable Trust for the benefit of the village, without incurring cost to the village or local authority, as an area of open space.'

It also says the proposal has been submitted 'in light of the recent Judicial Review decision relating the lack of 5 year land supply'.

Permission for two homes has already been granted next to the proposed development site, which consists of almost two hectares.

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The site has also been suggested as a possible location for development and will be reviewed when planning hearings resume again next month.

Fiona Hamer-Philip of Maxey Grounds and Co in Wisbech submitted the applications on behalf of the Executors of KJ Spikings, JH Goodley Will Trust and the Executors of E Blunt.

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