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Warehouse plan near A1 and A605 sees MP Shailesh Vara unite with Elton, Alwalton and Chesterton parish councils



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Parish council leaders have outlined their opposition to plans for 4.6 million sq ft of warehouses.

Newlands has proposed the development on land west of the A1 and north of the A605 near Elton and Alwalton.

Representatives from the parish councils in Elton, Alwalton and Chesterton met North West Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara (Con) to outline concerns.

MP Shailesh Vara met parish councillors to discuss plans for an expanse of warehousing
MP Shailesh Vara met parish councillors to discuss plans for an expanse of warehousing

These include increased traffic through their villages, including HGVs, air pollution and visual impact.

A key element of discussion was that the proposal is in direct contravention of the Huntingdonshire Local Plan 2036, which was adopted in May 2019.

The meeting agreed there were compelling reasons to oppose the development and decided to raise funds and seek expert advice on a way forward.

Following the meeting Mr Vara said: “I am against this development and will be working closely with the local community who are also against it.

"The proposal is in breach of the Local Plan which was agreed only two years ago after a very lengthy and expensive consultation process with the public. To now disregard the Local Plan would make a mockery of the whole process.”

Elton Parish Council chairman Richard Donoyou added: “All our communities recognise this is a fast-changing world, but we have to think carefully through all the implications of major developments."



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