New site purchased at Orchard Park

We are continuing our drive to deliver brand new affordable council homes across Cambridge with the purchase of a new site in Orchard Park.

The 0.29 hectare vacant site is one of the last parcels of land at Orchard Park and has been purchased from Turnwood Ltd.

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

“We are extremely pleased to have purchased another site which enables us to continue to push ahead and exceed our target of 500 brand new council homes by March 2022.”

Tom Hill, Regional Director of Hill adds,

“Over the coming months we will work with our team to develop plans which will deliver high quality, energy efficient homes and create a brand new community for all to enjoy for years to come.

“We will also hold a number of consultation sessions with local residents and groups to take on board their views and comments ahead of submitting our planning application later in the year.”

The new scheme at Orchard Park will have good links to Cambridgeshire Guided Busway and will be close to a number of important cycle  ways which provide fast and direct access to Cambridge city centre. The homes will also benefit from the new Cambridge North railway station which is nearby.