Around 160 new homes are proposed on the outskirts of Cambridge, a leading housing provider confirmed today.
Circle Housing – which owns and manages around 1,000 homes in South Cambridgeshire – has secured the 18-acre site next to the village of Hardwick.
The development will have 94 homes available for private sale and 62 homes for shared ownership and social rent.
Located just off St Neots Road, the site has good transport links thanks to its close proximity to the A428 and Citi4 bus stop which is 25 minutes from Cambridge city centre. The area is popular with commuters as both St Neots and Cambridge stations provide fast links into London King’s Cross.
Philip Browne, Development Director for Circle Housing said: “With 1,600 people currently on the housing waiting list, South Cambridgeshire has an acute shortage of genuinely affordable housing. We have a strong track record in the district having operated in the area for over 20 years. We are pleased to secure this important site and look forward to working with the local community to deliver high quality family homes.”
Circle Housing has over the last four years worked with Cambridgeshire ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England), the local authority and Hardwick parish council to identify a suitable site to meet the area’s housing need. The housing association will submit a planning application later this month.