Approval given for more than 200 homes in South Cambridgeshire
More than 200 homes will be built across South Cambridgeshire after planners gave the go-ahead to two applications.
Final sign off was given for 140 new homes in Cottenham and outline plans for 107 homes in Northstowe were also approved at South Cambridgeshire District Council’s planning committee meeting on Wednesday (November 10).
The reserved matters application to build 140 homes on land off Rampton Road in Cottenham followed previously granted outline approval.
The application submitted by Tilia Homes asked for further sign off on elements relating to the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of the development.
In the design and access statement, submitted as part of the planning application, it said the vision for the development was to create a “thriving, sustainable development” that will “encourage community interaction and encourage community ownership”.
Objections to the plans had been made by members of the public, who raised concerns over a number of areas including the loss of agricultural land, “too many houses”, and the development leading to facilities in the villages being “stretched”.
The outline application for 107 new homes on land west of Station Road in Northstowe was submitted by Endurance Estates Land Promotion Ltd.
The current building on the site would be demolished to make way for the new homes as well as a planned community or commercial space.
Of the 107 homes, some 43 will be affordable housing with the rest planned for market sale.
The homes will be made up of one to two-bedroom apartments, and two to five-bedroom houses.
In the design and access statement submitted as part of the application, it said: “The site is currently occupied by a single dwelling and a number of small storage buildings, many of which are no longer in use and in poor condition.
“The site is within convenient and easy walking distance of several existing amenities in Longstanton, together with the existing amenities of Northstowe.
“[It] will provide a high quality, accessible and green development to the benefit of Northstowe, Longstanton and the wider area.”
Due it being an outline application, further approval will be required from the district council on more detailed plans about what the development will look like.