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Planning permission sought for 420 homes in phase two at Marleigh development in Cambridge



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Planning permission to complete the 420 homes in phase two of the Marleigh development in Cambridge has been sought by Hill Marshall.

The application also includes plans for a green space called ‘The Titch’ and indicates that 30 per cent of the homes would be designated as affordable.

An artist's impression of Marleigh phase two. Picture: Hill Marshall and Architect JTP
An artist's impression of Marleigh phase two. Picture: Hill Marshall and Architect JTP

Outline planning permission was granted in 2016 for the urban village – then known as Wing – covering up to 1,300 homes, as well as community facilities including a nursery, primary school, sports pitches and public spaces and market square all north of Newmarket Road near to the airport in east Cambridge.

The final stage of planning permission - reserved matters - has already been granted for phase one, which makes up 547 homes. Construction began in 2019 and the first homes were occupied last year.

An artist's impression of Marleigh phase two. Picture: Hill Marshall and Architect JTP
An artist's impression of Marleigh phase two. Picture: Hill Marshall and Architect JTP

Hill Marshall has now submitted the reserved matters planning application for phase two. It says the aim is ensure the development is “integrated with the city of Cambridge, but with easy access to Fen Ditton, the River Cam and the Cambridgeshire countryside”.

The application says the development will be “landscape-led design with a range of useable open spaces that will be suitable for recreation, play and rest”, as well as a “sustainable form of development, which combines low-energy homes, renewable energy and a comprehensive network of pedestrian and cycle links” .

The layout for Marleigh phase two. Picture: Hill Marshall and Architect JTP
The layout for Marleigh phase two. Picture: Hill Marshall and Architect JTP

Buildings in the Marleigh development will be primarily one to three storeys high, according the application, with some buildings as high as five storeys in the centre, some of which are included in the phase two application.

No date has yet been set to decide the application.

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