King Of Wishful Thinking Go West
19 October 2016, 00:00
The first of two public exhibitions is taking place later today as developers explain more about the idea for a possible garden village near Peterborough.
The consultation events will allow the company to explain the ideas in more detail and to listen to the views of local people.
The government is currently looking for appropriate sites for a new generation of garden villages across the country.
Huntingdonshire District Council has submitted an Expression of Interest to the government to explore a new garden village of 2,500 homes, plus employment land, a school, health services and shops at Sibson Aerodrome. The council has been working with the owners of the land and Larkfleet Homes which is the prospective developer.
The Expression of Interest means the potential opportunities that a garden village might create need to be explored further. It is not a commitment to develop the site.
A garden village at Sibson would include:
A website with details of the Expression of Interest has been launched - www.sibsongardenvillage.com
The government will announce which sites it has chosen as potential locations for garden villages later this year.
If Sibson is selected, the council and Larkfleet Homes would then work closely with local people and businesses to develop the proposals in more detail and to address the issues and opportunities that have been identified. They would then decide whether to submit a formal planning application, potentially in late 2017.
Today (and 27th Oct) a public exhibition will be held at the Haycock Hotel, Wansford, near Peterborough from 2.15-7pm.
There will also be an on-line survey for people to offer thoughts and feedback.