Eleven homes to be built on old school site in Sawston
Eleven new homes are set to be built on a former school site in Sawston after plans were given approval last week.
South Cambridgeshire District Council’s (SCDC) planning committee gave the green light to the plans last Wednesday (January 9) to build the houses on the former John Falkner Infants School site in Hammonds Road.
The plans, submitted by Dr Helen Fani and Iran’s Children Charity, are for extensions, alterations and conversions of Victorian school buildings at the site into six homes, plus four homes to be built following the demolition of modern school buildings.
The eleventh home will be built after the tool shed in The Baulks/Hammonds Road is demolished.
Councillors delegated the decisions for officer to agree terms of a legal agreement as the value of houses on the site does not allow for any affordable housing, so some profit from the sale of the houses will be used to subsidise affordable homes.
Cllr Nick Wright, SCDC cabinet member for planning and economic development, said: “We’re very pleased that the green light has been given to build these new homes in Sawston, which will help to meet the growing demand for housing in the area.
“The design ensures a high quality landscaped development that reflects the Victorian character of the original buildings while complementing the local environment.”
For all the latest news see Thursday’s (January 24) Echo.
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