This Land reveals plans for 80 new homes at Eddeva Park
This Land hosted a community event to showcase its reserved matters planning application for 80 homes at Eddeva Park, a residential development in the south-east of Cambridge between Worts’ Causeway and the Babraham Road.
The city council had granted outline planning permission in September 2020 for 230 homes at the site, known as the GB2 site, released from the green belt in the 2018 Local Plan along with the GB1 site north of Worts’ Causeway, to be known as Netherhall Gardens, where permission was granted last year for 200 further homes to help meet the area’s housing needs up to 2031.
The first phase at Eddeva Park will see This Land build 80 homes, 40 per cent of which will be affordable housing. The community event at Queen Edith Chapel, Wulfstan Way, was an opportunity for the public to view its plans.
The homes will range from one-bedroom apartments through to five-bedroom detached houses. Rooftop and first-floor terraces and balconies are proposed for a number of properties while some will have solar shading canopies.
The site will eventually have a community centre, a community greenhouse and green spaces with meadow mazes and sunflower fields. Eddeva Park is expected to achieve a 40 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions over the target emission rate (TER) outlined in Part L1A 2013 of the Building Regulations.
David Lewis, acting CEO at This Land, said: “The community event presented a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to view our plans for Eddeva Park, which have already been welcomed by Cambridge City Council. We aim to create the ultimate living space by providing stunning homes and instilling a sense of community and identity within a semi-rural setting.
“We hope to take the public on our journey to delivering this exciting project. We therefore welcome their views on the reserved matters plan being presented. This is a chance for members of the public to forward ideas that could help shape Eddeva Park’s future.”
Chris Rand, a Queen Edith’s resident, said: “It’s good to see a housing developer making the effort to engage with the community like this, so congratulations to This Land.
“We already knew the GB1 and GB2 sites were separate developments, but we were surprised to learn the GB2 site is going to be built in two phases by two different organisations. Somewhat alarming is that the community facilities will only be provided when the second phase is delivered.
“This whole project has not been managed well by city council politicians, who have once again failed to prevent commercial pressures from shaping strategy.”
Concerns have also been raised about the lack of any walking or cycling connection to the rest of Queen Edith’s through the north of the GB1 site.
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