Resolution to grant outline planning has been given for a new development that will help ease pressure on Cambridge’s acute housing shortage.
LDA Design has supported Endurance Estates and Marshall Group Properties on their 1,200-home scheme at Cherry Hinton for four years, providing a range of key services from initial vision through to Ecology, Environmental Impact Assessment and LVIA.
Situated three miles southeast of Cambridge city centre, Cherry Hinton will not only provide much-needed new homes, including 40 per cent affordable housing, but also a community centre, a primary and secondary school, local shops and 90 retirement homes.
Shaped by the landscape, the new community here will have easy access to 11ha of public open space featuring allotments, natural play areas, sustainable water management and recreational facilities. It will also create new walking and cycling connections and boost public transport services into Cambridge.
LDA Design Director Rob Pile, who has been working on the project since the start, shared his delight at this decision. “This has been a complex project, but this is an important milestone in the delivery of a new community on the edge of Cambridge that will give people the essential ingredients to live healthy, active and sociable lives.”
Following this decision by the Cambridge Fringes Joint Development Control Committee, the proposal now goes forward for reserved matters approval.