Our local newspaper, the Cambridge News, reported on 9th June that approximately 9,000 homes could be built on the greenbelt in and around Cambridge if a development lobby is given the green light.
‘Cambridge City and South Cambs District councils say the local plan – which plots the delivery of 33,500 homes and 44,000 jobs until 2031 – has been put together democratically after years of public consultation. But this has not deterred the developers, who will turn their attention today towards arguing against the councils’ defense of the green belt’.
There are 7 building proposed plots around the city, some of this new housing will be classed as ‘affordable’ on the councils’ quota:
1. Grange Farm – part of the University of Cambridge’s site west of the city
2. Barton Road – site behind Grange Farm
3. Cambridge Sporting Village – at the back of Trumpington Meadows
4. Cambridge South – south of Addenbrookes’ Road, east of Hauxton Road & west of Shelford Road
5. Cambridge South East – the largest of all of these sites. North of Babraham Road, west of Cherry Hinton Road/Limekiln Road & south of Worts’ Causeway
6. Darwin Green – off Huntingdon Road
7. East Cambridge – Fen Ditton
To read more, visit: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/revealed-8211-9-000-homes-built-cambridge-green/story-29378198-detail/story.html#ixzz4DQVGOuKO
In a different article published the same day, the newspaper published an article about new developments in discussion around the city, such as extensions of Cambourne called West Cambourne & North Cambourne, plus a new settlement on Bourn airfield. In addition, it is hoped that there will be further new housing built in the existing villages surrounding Cambridge, such as Teversham, Melbourn and Impington.
To read more, visit: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/8216-battle-south-cambs-8217-8211-developers/story-29380060-detail/story.html