South Cambridgeshire District Council has resolved to grant outline permission for 6,500 homes as part of a new town proposed for a former barracks site on the outskirts of Cambridge. Developer Urban&Civic is development manager for the western half of the Waterbeach site, which remains in majority ownership of the Ministry of Defence. This area of the site is expected to include at least 1,950 affordable homes, as well as schools, a healthcare centre and library, leisure centre and four community centres. It is estimated that just over 40 per cent of the site covered by the application will be open space, including recreation areas. A separate application for up to 4,500 homes on the eastern half of the site was submitted by developer RLW Estates last June and is still being assessed by the council.
Housebuilder Berkeley Homes has won the go ahead for the first 172 home phase of a planned neighbourhood in Fleet, in Hampshire. The proposals for the first phase of Grove Farm, which is designed by architect JTP, occupy part of the southern half of the 35 hectare masterplan. The 172 homes will range from one bedroom apartments to four bedroom family homes.