Thriplow - grainstore application
There are three linked planning applications heading for South Cambs March Planning Committee next week that impact in and around Thriplow. One of them should have been heard in February and we were all there ready to go through it but it was deferred following a vote by the planning committee.
For Thriplow the principal issue is the 36 houses (40 per cent of which would be affordable) that would be built along Lodge Road if this planning application succeeds. This is the biggest development in the village since Pigeons Close. Principal concern/opposition is to do with the increased traffic at the Fowlmere end of the village and the impact on the greenway that is Farm Road where it curves round the corner from Lodge Road. At one village meeting a vote was taken that concluded people were not opposed to housing on the land where the grainstore is now, but the number of houses as currently proposed is too high.
There have been at least three public meetings on this in the village that I have attended, plus various parish council meetings. There have also been meetings between the parish council and Thriplow school, because one of the issues under discussion is the possible amelioration of the parking problems near the school and land for playing fields.