Countryside Properties, supported by TateHindle, has secured reserved matters planning consent from Cambridge City Council for a 5.2ha residential development of 229 homes, including 40 per cent affordable housing, at Long Road, forming part of the 2,300 home Great Kneighton development.
The new sustainable development is a planned urban extension located within the city’s Southern Fringe growth area between the village of Trumpington and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, a world-class centre for medical research. This phase of development will allow the northern gateway to Great Kneighton to be created.
The sensitively designed scheme complements the existing site and introduces a range of homes from one, two and three bedroom apartments and two, three, four and five bedroom houses set around new squares, courtyard and streets while retaining and respecting the existing mature landscape, including mature hedges and adjoining plantations. The homes are formal in style and have been designed to accommodate a wide range of different lifestyles with each home including a dedicated area of private external space.
Tony Travers, managing director of New Homes and Communities for Countryside Properties, said: “We are already selling homes being constructed on the southern side of Great Kneighton and this phase of development will broaden the range of homes on offer. This new consent at Long Road creates the northern gateway and adds to the urban fabric of the City of Cambridge...”
Andrew Tate, director of TateHindle, said: “The desire to create an environmentally responsive solution in the form of architecture that is both rigorous and contextual has underpinned our approach throughout the design process. Working closely with Countryside Properties, we have developed a high quality contemporary scheme where urban living meets Cambridgeshire countryside.”
Work will start on site later in 2013, with the first properties expected to be available for occupancy in Summer 2014.
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