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75 new homes for Orchard Park proposed by Cambridge Investment Partnership




Plans have been submitted for 75 homes in Orchard Park.

The application comes from the Cambridge Investment Partnership, made up of Cambridge City Council and Hill Investment Partnerships.

An artist's impression of plans for 75 homes at Orchard Park. Picture: Mole Architects/Cambridge Investment Partnership (42399350)
An artist's impression of plans for 75 homes at Orchard Park. Picture: Mole Architects/Cambridge Investment Partnership (42399350)

The architectural firm behind the plans, Mole Architects, was responsible for the award-winning cohousing project in nearby Marmalade Lane.

The latest plans propose two five-storey residential apartment buildings and a terrace of four houses along a newly-constructed road, off Topper Street in Orchard Park.

Some 45 of the homes would be for the open market and 30 would be council rented homes , in line with South Cambridgeshire District Council’s minimum requirement for 40 per cent affordable housing.

An artist's impression of plans for 75 homes at Orchard Park. Picture: Mole Architects/Cambridge Investment Partnership (42399352)
An artist's impression of plans for 75 homes at Orchard Park. Picture: Mole Architects/Cambridge Investment Partnership (42399352)

There would be 23 studios, 36 one-bedroom flats, 16 two-bedroom flats, 26 car parking spaces and 124 cycle parking spaces.

The site is currently vacant, and sits just south of the A14, with housing developments on either side.

In September 2017 planning permission was granted for a mixed use development, with commercial units on the ground floor and 63 one-bedroom flats above, on the same site.

An artist's impression of plans for 75 homes at Orchard Park. Picture: Mole Architects/Cambridge Investment Partnership (42399343)
An artist's impression of plans for 75 homes at Orchard Park. Picture: Mole Architects/Cambridge Investment Partnership (42399343)

An application was made to amend the plans in 2018 because a basement included in the design threatened to make it unviable. That application was withdrawn in June last year.


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