“This proposal simply looks like a poorly planned housing estate in the middle of the countryside.”
North West Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara
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Sibson Garden Village (SGV) is a plan to develop a 300 acre, mainly agricultural, plot of land between Elton and Stibbington, in order to build and sell up to 2500 houses on the site.
This website is a response by your local Parish, the residents and those interested in preserving the interests of local community to help understand the implications of this proposal.
We are campaigning for a beautiful and living countryside. We work to protect, promote and enhance our towns and villages and develop the countryside to make them better places to live, work and enjoy, and to ensure the countryside is protected for now and future generations.
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The issues and implications explained.
Where is Sibson Garden Village exactly?
A 300 acre, mainly agricultural, plot of land between Elton and Stibbington.
What is it?
The SGV project is an opportunistic development proposal, unwanted by the local communities and benefitting only the developers. It plans to build a minimum of 2500 houses BUT with the possibility of 10,000 houses.
Who is behind it?
The Sibson Garden Village proposal (SGV) is conceived by, and driven by, the developers, Larkfleet Homes, not by Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC).
Is there a National need for it stipulated by Government?
There is no demonstrated need for further housing in this particular area, which is outside Huntingdonshire’s development plan. HDC is already planning for 21,000 homes elsewhere in Huntingdonshire area, meeting Government requirements for new houses.
Is there local support for it?
Local support is an absolute requirement for a Garden Village. There is no local support for SGV. Instead, the local communities are expressing their total opposition.
What is the impact on the local environment?
SGV would bring the loss of Grade 2 agricultural land which is precious, as confirmed by Government.
The possible addition of 10,000 vehicle movements per day would increase traffic congestion intolerably.
The size and look of SGV would be out of keeping with local communities.
Can local amenities accommodate this proposal?
No. An additional 5.900 people would add enormously to pressure on local amenities and facilities; SGV has aspirations to create its own private amenities and facilities but these would not be in place at the start of the project. if it were to go ahead.
Would any heritage sites be lost?
Yes. The proposed site is close to significant Roman, Bronze Age and Iron Age sites, and it is probable that it contains significant heritage features. These must be retained under national guidelines.
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Tell your local MP and Councillors that you are against the Sibson Garden Village proposal.