Exclusive PUBLISHED: 17:28 25 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:28 25 November 2018 John Elworthy 88 homes in Ely owned by the Ministry of Defence and once used by USAF service familes could be bought and modernised by East Cambs District Council. Picture: ARCHANT and MOD Archant Eighty eight homes in Ely – owned by the RAF but more recently used to house American service families – could be snapped up by East Cambridgeshire District Council. 88 homes in Ely owned by the Ministry of Defence and once used by USAF service familes could be bought and modernised by East Cambs District Council. Picture: ARCHANT and MOD Under a deal being considered this week the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority will offer a two year loan to the council – capped at £24.4million – to buy the houses and modernise them. Fifteen of the homes, once done up, will be designated affordable and run by a community land trust to help local families. The council believes that if the site is sold to a private developer there will be incentive or requirement to offer any as affordable homes for local people.The site is not named specifically in the report to the… Read full this story
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