4,500 home Waterbeach New Town approved
4,500 home Waterbeach New Town approved
Planning permission granted for 4,500 homes at Waterbeach New Town

The Planning Committee at South Cambridgeshire District Council has granted planning permission for a 4,500-home development at Waterbeach New Town East.

Working for RLW Estates – a consortium comprising Royal London, St John’s College and Turnstone Estates – Concilio undertook the community and stakeholder engagement to help secure the site in the Local Plan, obtain a planning consent to relocate the existing train station to the New Town and now achieve this outline consent.

The New Town East will deliver:

• 4,500 new homes, providing a wide variety ranging from one-bed apartments to five-bed homes, ensuring homes for all requirements;
• 30% affordable housing provision;
• A masterplan based around the concept of ‘Sociable Streets’, designed to create neighbourhoods for cyclists and pedestrians over the car;
• Contributions of over £100m for local infrastructure;
• One secondary school, two primary schools and a sixth-form centre; and
• Over 35 hectares of open space, including a 20-acre country park.

Chris Goldsmith, of Turnstone Estates, said:

"I am delighted that the Planning Committee of South Cambridgeshire District Council granted permission today for our application to create a vibrant, sustainable new town of 4,500 homes at Waterbeach.

We are committed to delivering a new community that will place cyclists and pedestrians at its heart, creating an environmentally conscious and future-proofed development. Located just 5km north of Cambridge we will help to meet the growing housing demand in the City and Cambridgeshire through a wide mix of housing styles and tenures.

Alongside the permission today we also have consent to relocate the existing station at Waterbeach village to Waterbeach New Town East. Its delivery is crucial for ensuring sustainable transport options from day one and we now look forward to working with our partners to bring the plans forward."

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