East Anglian-based estate agent, Cheffins, has launched West End Gardens in Haddenham, a new development of 54 new one, two three and four-bedroom homes.

Developed by Palace Green Homes, West End Gardens offers 35 houses available to buy privately and 19 homes which will be on offer to local people through the nationwide Community Land Trust (CLT) initiative. 

West End Gardens is the fourth community land trust scheme to be developed by Palace Green Homes in which local residents played a significant part in deciding the size, layout and design of the development.

Palace Green Homes and the Haddenham CLT ran a series of community engagement events, ensuring that West End Gardens was a welcome addition to the village.

CLT schemes are a government initiative which aim to develop affordable housing and community assets on behalf of the neighbourhood in which they are built, with a cross subsidy from the private development. 

Every property at West End Gardens has been designed by local architect, Saunders Boston, with a variety of house types planned to be in keeping with Haddenham village and the surrounding area.

The development is centred around a large play space and a series of carefully designed landscaped green areas. 

Haddenham is only seven miles south west of the Cathedral City of Ely and 12 miles north of Cambridge.

For commuters, it is within easy reach of Ely train station which has services to Cambridge in 20 minutes and London Kings Cross in just over an hour. 

Mark Peck, Director, Cheffins comments: “We are excited to be working with Palace Green Homes on what is now their fourth CLT led development. Designed with a modern style and with open-plan layouts throughout, this scheme is a completely new offering for Haddenham and ought to draw interest from a range of different buyers.

We have already seen strong interest in the scheme and expect it to be popular with both local buyers and those looking for a countryside home within easy reach of London, Cambridge and Ely.” 

Jo Alderson, Sales and Marketing Co-ordinator at Palace Green Homes comments: “This development is Palace Green Homes’ first scheme with Haddenham CLT and we hope that it will go some way to address housing supply and affordability issues in the local area.

Both Palace Green Homes and the Haddenham CLT have worked hard to ensure a continued build momentum despite the challenges of the CV-19 outbreak and are pleased to offer the first new homes to the market.”

Alongside the smart new homes available to buy, the 19 affordable homes have been pepper-potted around the large site, making them completely a part of the wider scheme.

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