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£130m Cambridge development to deliver 270 new homes

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development

130m Cambridge development to deliver 270 new homes 130m Cambridge development to deliver 270 new homes

Cambridge City Council has given planning permission for a housing development worth £130 million.

The Bell School site on the southern fringe of Cambridge will comprise 270 houses and apartments, of which 162 will be for private for sale, with 108 being 'affordable' and retirement homes.

The scheme will be built through a joint venture partnership between housebuilder Hill and housing association bpha, with the landlord managing the 'affordable' and retirement housing.

Steve Morris, project manager at bpha, said: “This is the culmination of three years’ work on the project and we are very much looking forward to seeing the construction commence on what will be the most prestigious site on the Cambridge Southern Fringe in Cambridge.”

Construction is anticipated to start immediately, with first completions expected during summer 2015.

Rob Hall, development director of Hill, said: “This is a landmark decision on a key site in Cambridge and we’re delighted to have been given the opportunity to develop this new community. Our main ambition is to create somewhere people not only want to live, but one which will also be an integral part of the existing community.

"The development will include green open spaces with public access by foot and cycle paths which all the local residents will be able to enjoy.”

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