An application has been submitted to build more homes in Cherry Hinton, as part of a larger development to the north of the village.

New plans have set out what 351 new homes could look like if approved and have been used to submit a planning application for the scheme.

The homes are planned to form part of the wider Cherry Hinton North development of up to 1,200 homes, which was granted outline approval in 2020.

The overall plans also proposed a retirement living community, primary and secondary schools, community facilities, open spaces, and allotments. The current reserved matters application sets out more detailed plans for the part of the wider development.

Of the 351 homes, 223 are proposed to be houses and 128 are proposed to be flats. The houses are due to be a mix of two to four-bedroom homes, and the flats are proposed to be a mix of one and two-bedrooms. The development is also set to include 40 percent affordable housing, 98 homes as affordable rent, and 43 homes as shared ownership.

The plans by Bellway and Latimer said: “The development will have a strong sense of place and community focus with two new schools, a characterful market square of shops and community buildings, and spaces for play and exercise near every home. By designing in a compact way, everything will be within walking distance.

“Public space will bring people closer to nature. Natural planting will combine sustainable drainage and tree planting and this will be threaded through the social spaces, to create an attractive and climate change resilient environment. The new homes will be gas free and generate low carbon energy. They will combine local character and materials with contemporary architecture and fundamental principles of good urban design to create a rooted but forward-looking sense of identity.

“We aim to reduce car use. The streets will put people and place first. Every street will be designed to reduce speeds and produce low traffic. As public spaces, they will support future residents to create socially connected, healthy and sustainable lifestyles, along with a network of dedicated cycle routes and footpaths to ensure walking and cycling are a first choice for making every local trip.”

Image source: Bellway and Latimer

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