Marshall LLP announced on November 11 that it will continue its partnership to deliver phase two of the 1,300-home development, with a planning application for the remaining 417 homes expected to be submitted later this year, and work starting on site anticipated for the middle of next year.
A new mini-town being built in east Cambridge has been given the green light for more than 300 homes.
The Marleigh development – formerly known as Wing – is on land north of Newmarket Road and will include a market square, woodland walks, a school and other amenities for residents.
It is being developed in partnership by housebuilder Hill and the property arm of Marshall.
The entire site was granted outline planning permission for 1,300 homes in 2016. Complete planning approval was granted for 239 of those homes, retail and office space, and a centre-piece market square in phase 1A in August 2019, and a new 420-place primary school and 52-place nursery was granted approval earlier this month.
Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council’s joint development control committee voted unanimously on Wednesday (November 18) to grant reserved matters approval for phase 1B, including 308 homes, five sports pitches and allotments on the site, alongside community clubhouse and sport pavilion buildings for those using the green space.
The planning consent means final approval has now been granted for all 547 homes that make up “phase one” of the wider 1,300-home site.
The 308 homes will be entirely two or three storeys in a mix of houses and flats, with 87 units – 28 per cent – being designated as affordable housing in the form of either shared ownership and affordable rent properties.
A spokesperson for Hill Marshall LLP told the committee the new homes will be “high quality” and would “meet local needs”.
“Ultimately the scheme seeks to provide a desirable place for future generations to live and work,” the spokesperson said.
The formal planning notice will be issued subject to finalising certain conditions attached to the application.
Work on the 239 homes granted approval last year under phase 1A has already begun, and the first occupants are expected before the new year.