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Plans for 295 homes in Cambridge set for approval

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Cromwell Road illustration
Cromwell Road illustration

More than 100 new council homes could be given the green light this week as part of the development on the city’s former Ridgeons site.

Cambridge Investment Partnership – the development company run by the city council and Hill Investment Partnership – is seeking permission to build on the land in Cromwell Road.

The overall number of homes would be 295 with 40 per cent of these ‘affordable’.

There would also be a nursery and community facility, car and cycle parking, including basement car park, play equipment and landscaping.

The application, which has been recommended for approval at the city council’s planning committee today (Tuesday, June 11) includes 118 council rented homes – 57 one-bedroom homes, 48 two-bedroom homes and 13 three-bedroom homes.

Concern was raised about the height of the proposed buildings, particularly two seven-storey blocks of apartments.

But the application adds: “These taller buildings are located centrally in the site and furthest from existing buildings.”

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