Michael's Close/High Street development - planning permission
3 Jan 2020
Girton Town Charity currently has ten almshouses to help meet the need for affordable housing in our Village – but more are urgently required.
As a result, at GTC we have developed a strategy to increase provision and build new homes with 100% funding from the Charity, without relying on support from the taxpayer.
Together with our advisers Northmores and Turnberry, and our Architects Mole, plans have been produced responding in full to the concerns expressed by South Cambs District Council in respect of the previous scheme. The revised plans are for a development of 15 new homes and an office for GTC on the Michael's Close/High Street site.
The new project replaces six bungalows in Michael’s Close, in addition to the current GTC office, which were all built in the 1930s and 1960s and no longer provide adequate accommodation, in terms of comfort, energy-efficiency and quality of facilities.
The Trustees welcome the support of Village residents who share its ambition to provide affordable housing to meet future housing needs. Please submit your comments to SCDC Planning https://www.scambs.gov.uk/services/planning-applications using reference number S/4302/19/FL.
GTC is inviting Girton residents to get in touch if they or members of their family think they would benefit from living in almshouse accommodation.