How our proposal might affect you
10 years ago you were looking out over our tiny paddock to awful military buildings only just over the hedge on St Michael’s Lane. To the West were a few green fields which are now owned by Homes England, with no protection against development.
Tomorrow, we do not know exactly how homes England will develop the 12 to 15 acres to the north of Mills Lane, but I do not believe there is anything to prevent future development, nor do I think it likely that the Council will be in a position to object to the expansion of Northstowe by what is effectively a governmental organisation.
Meanwhile, modest development on our small paddock will only partly obscure the mass of three-storey housing and other development just a little further from you, to the south of St Michael’s Lane. New planting on our site will provide additional bulk which over time will keep your views green.
Our new proposals will leave Mills Lane entirely untouched whilst our commitment to factory-produced superstructures will decimate the usual disruption to your daily life that would have been caused by a larger workforce spending muddy winter afternoons placing bricks on top of each other.
Please bear with us.
Council Tax payers
When that small paddock gives homes to people desperate to move into the area and a home they own for the very first time, think of your children, nephews and nieces - and millions of others without a voice. Can you not spare the small, and mostly very temporary, loss of amenity? We are not talking about a carbuncle of 200 red brick boxes here. We are talking about a small number of houses hidden behind what will be high hedges which will also preserve your rural idyll from whatever construction goes up just beyond our site, for Northstowe Phase 3.
To you who work to keep England beautiful
We are not the enemy. Please stop treating us as if we were. Our business is simply to build the homes that people need. Here is more about how we think you can make change happen.
Officers and members
I remind you that the history revealed in three of the reports we have written have been included with the application papers ONLY in order to prevent falsehoods from again defeating my application. With a tiny number of exceptions, I’m sure that if you were involved at all in the issues I have recorded so carefully, you were badly advised by your internal lawyers and leaders at the time. I understand that you simply did not appreciate the repercussions of your enthusiasm, first to keep Northstowe at bay in 2005 and subsequently to prevent my development in 2017.
Because you have had the opportunity to read my reappraisal document for some months now, I am disappointed that you have failed to see the possible impact of your refusal to bring it into the open. The longer you leave it, the more you implicate yourself in the past bad deeds of your forebears in office.
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Searching for a house
The primary mission of our business “Luvli Homes” is to accommodate you in beautiful homes with loads of space, loads of light and loads of storage – at a price you can afford. It’s a big challenge for us but we are determined to win. I have a suggestion as to how you might improve your chances.
I guess you big guys can look after yourselves pretty well. There are probably only 20 of you in England and without you we should have virtually no new houses. We small guys struggle rather more because LPAs can manage without us if push comes to shove. Even though we seem to be today’s spoilt youngest children of the Housing Minister, we still struggle with the desperate entreaties of government to build houses on the one hand and being cast as “nasty despoliators of the countryside “on the other hand.
We can’t be the first developer to have opened up publicly every communication made with an LPA, but certainly we have found no others. Wherever you work, I’m sure you will find it interesting and amusing to see the interface and developing relationship between ourselves and SouthCambs. We hope and believe that the new planning partnership with Cambridge City is the beginning of a new book – let alone a new chapter.
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