Plans to turn a Peterborough eyesore into a housing development went on display to the public on Saturday (29 September).
The proposals to transform the old Dairy Crest site in Midland Road, West Town, Peterborough into a new 90 home development went on show at St. John’s Hall in Mayors Walk.
The plans include 70 per cent market housing and 30 per cent affordable homes.
The old factory was a distribution site for Dairy Crest, until it was closed three and a half years ago.
Since then it has become a target for vandals and arsonists, and has also seen large amounts of flytipping.
There have also been concerns about children’s safety after youngsters got into the site.
A total of 50 attended the event and were asked to complete a feedback form giving their thoughts on the proposal.
Thirty four filled in the forms and out of that number, a total of 31 people agreed or strongly agreed with the plans.
Two people were not sure and one person was strongly against it.
A spokeswoman for developers L&H Homes said: “The event gave people who live in the surrounding area a chance to see what is being proposed.
“It also gave us a great opportunity to hear their thoughts and any suggestions they had.
“Quite a few people mentioned that although they were in favour of the plans they would like to see some form of screening put up such as trees or hedgerows.
“We will now take on board their opinions before submitting a planning application.”
If planning permission is granted, building work is expected to take between 18 and 20 months, starting in 2013.
Do you live in the area? What do you think?:
Comment below, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our Your Say page to get in touch or write to us