Marlborough Park – Planning Permission Granted

Planning Permission has been granted for 440 homes in Marlborough Park this week.

An application for a mix of residential development including fully detailed plans for 91 dwellings and 74 retirement homes with an outline proposal for up to 313no. dwellings, public open space and play area was originally submitted in December 2015.

Construction of this second phase will begin in the summer and the first residents will move in next spring.  There will be a mix of two-bedroomed, three-bedroomed, four-bedroomed houses, apartments and coach houses.  Some of which will be affordable housing.  A total of 147 flats and 293 houses will be built as part of the second phase of development at the site near Marlborough Lane.  More detailed proposals will be submitted soon.

Although I welcome new housing being built, I do have concerns about the impact on traffic in the area.  The Pipers Way roundabout is already congested especially at peak times, so I hope that traffic mitigation will be looked into fully.  It is disappointing that GP provision isn't included on this site.  I feel this is a missed opportunity and something that would have benefited Old Town residents.