Hundreds of new homes could be built on land near the A47.

Seagate Homes has applied for outline permission for 250 properties and full permission to begin building a further 103 off Halfpenny Lane, on the south-western outskirts of Wisbech.

It says in a planning statement: "The overall site has an area of approximately 13ha.

"The site comprises five separate east-west running fields of varying sizes and widths.

"This application proposes the erection of 103 dwellings on the northern two fields as a full application, whilst outline planning permission is sought on the three southern fields."

It adds the site is earmarked for development in Fenland council's local plan.

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It goes on: "The site is considered to represent an appropriate location for development in the town and one that is consistent with the planned southward expansion of the built-up area to the southern by-pass.

"The site is well located relative to town facilities and may be seen to comprise an appropriate, sustainable form of development."

The properties included in the full application, which will make up the first phase of the development, include a mixture of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes.

"The proposed dwellings offer a good quality internal and external environment for users, promoting health and well-being," the statement says.

"The dwellings relate positively to their streets and to the open space areas within the development."

The proposals include a new access road from New Drove and "significant hard and soft landscaping".

The developer adds: "A high-quality development is proposed, incorporating a comprehensive housing mix, and a high-quality layout, including a central open space feature, and a linear open space feature alongside the Halfpenny Lane Drain."

A decision is expected from Fenland council later this year.