House plans please Linton Parish Council

Plans to build four new one-bedroom houses in Linton have been described as ‘good news’ by parish council chairman Roger Hickford.

South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC), on which Cllr Hickford also serves, plans to build to four new council-owned homes in the village for the first time since the 1990s.

The houses would replace and existing block of ten SCDC-owned garages in Chalklands.

“It will be the first building of council houses for general purpose after many, many years,” said Cllr Hickford.

“The garage block really is an unused site and at the moment it’s a bit of an eyesore, so it’s brilliant that it’s been chosen for this development.”

SCDC expects to start the building work by March, and work should be done before the end of 2013.

This week district and parish councillors will hope to smooth out any minor problems relating to the scheme.

“Everyone wants more appropriate housing and the fact they are one-bedroom is good because we want to get everyone in appropriate housing,” added Cllr Hickford.

“If all the single people in two and three bedroom houses go into one bedroom houses then we will have a lot more two and three bedroom homes available.

“The biggest shortage SCDC has is of the one bedroom properties and there are so many people that would like a property it puts a great emphasis on having single and one bedroom homes.”

For all the latest news see Thursday’s (October 18) Echo.