Green light for council homes at Campkin Road

Our proposals to build 75 new council homes at Campkin Road, including four houses, 71 apartments and a new community centre, have been given the green light by Cambridge City Council.

The development, which was approved unanimously by Planning Committee on 4th March, will see the demolition of 32 aging flats and garages on the site and provide much needed, high quality, council rented homes at 67-97A Campkin Road, in the Ward of Kings Hedges.

The accommodation will range from two bedroom houses through to one and two bedroom apartments, with buildings varying in height of between two and four storeys. A new fully accessible community centre will also be located on the ground floor level of the north-western most building.

Cllr Richard Johnson, Executive Councillor for Housing for Cambridge City Council and CIP  board member comments:

“We are delighted to have achieved planning permission for another site in Cambridge which will deliver high quality and energy efficient council homes replacing housing that was in need of significant improvements. We will continue to support residents directly affected in their house moves which includes a right to return to the newly built homes.”

The plans at Campkin Road also retain the area of protected open space to the east of the site whilst creating other open spaces within the site, including private gardens for the houses, a communal garden together with the provision of play equipment to the north-western part of the site.

Tom Hill, Regional Director at Hill said,

“The site at Campkin Road allows us to make more efficient use of the land and replace homes that are no longer fit for purpose with a brand new sustainable development which will assist in creating an inclusive, safe and vibrant community.“

The Campkin Road development meets high standards of sustainability with fabric-first construction to include thicker, denser insulation to minimise heat loss and residents energy bills; Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery for all properties; green roofs; electric vehicle charging points; low carbon heating; solar panels to both the apartments and housings together with sustainable urban drainage integrated into hard landscaping including permeable paving.

Campkin Road has well-located open spaces near to the site including Nun’s Way park and Arbury Town Park, as well as excellent transport links to the city centre. The development benefits from its close proximity to Cambridge’s network of cycle lanes and offers residents ample space for parking.

All of the homes will be built in line with the Cambridge Sustainable Housing Design Guide and will go beyond the requirements of the adopted Cambridge City Local Plan.