In 2015, the previous owners of the site, Ridgeons, began preparing an outline application for the redevelopment of the site, later obtaining outline planning approval for 245 new homes. The brief highlighted that “the new development was to create a well-designed housing development, incorporating new public open space, and new pedestrian and cycle routes and respond positively to the character of the surrounding area.”
The proposed scheme includes circa 295 homes, of which 78 houses have private gardens and 118 (40%) of which are to be Council rented housing. Also proposed is a generous nursery/community space situated on the ground floor of the northernmost apartment block.
Other elements within the proposed scheme include:
– 0.72 ha of public open space, the public park will comprise of a large open grass area and well-equipped children’s play space. Incorporated in the design will be an area to manage the rainwater drainage consisting of swales and rain gardens. The swales will also be combined with natural play elements, being crossed by bridges and sections of boardwalk. The design will encourage explorative play.
– A new early years/ community facility designed to both meet the new development and provide additional spaces for existing residents. The space will be designed to be flexible in its use, whilst being positioned at the entrance to the site it will be a welcoming feature of the development.
We are pleased to announce the artists who have been appointed to work with CIP and the local community on the public art programme for the site. Further details on the artists and their practices can found below.
If you are interested in finding out about and getting involved in the community engagement events, details will be posted on the News and Events section of the website, or you can sign up to receive the Resonance-Cambridge newsletter.
Photography by David X Green