Plans for 295 new Cambridge Investment Partnership homes get the green light!

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Cromwell-Road

We are delighted to announce that plans for 295 homes, including over 100 new council homes, have been approved on the site of a former builders’ merchant in Romsey!

The development at Cromwell Road will be provided by the Cambridge Investment Partnership, a equal 50:50 partnership between Hill Investment Partnerships and Cambridge City Council. There will be a mixture of apartments and houses, with at least 40% of the new homes available as council rented homes, owned and managed by the council and let to tenants on the housing needs register.

All of the council rented homes will be wheelchair accessible, and six of the units will be specially adapted for wheelchair users. There will also be three ‘Housing First’ homes designated for people who had previously been vulnerably-housed or homeless.

When complete, the development will also comprise a community facility, nursery, open spaces, play equipment, parking for cars and bicycle parking including a basement car park and electric vehicle charging spaces.

The new homes will be built in line with the Cambridge Sustainable Housing Design Guide using standards which exceed national policy guidelines, and will incorporate a number of sustainable features including: green roofs on apartment blocks; a sustainable urban drainage system incorporated into the landscape; denser insulation and wall thickness to minimise heat loos and reduce energy bills, and photovoltaic panels on roofs of houses and apartments.

The team are currently on site, with demolition works now taking place to prepare the construction of the new homes.

These exciting proposals will see high quality new council homes built as part of an attractive and sustainable development in a popular part of Cambridge. I am delighted that building work can now begin at Cromwell Road to help us continue to tackle the serious lack of affordable housing for people in Cambridge.

Cllr Richard Johnson, Cambridge Investment Partnership Board Member

Learn more about the Cambridge Investment Partnership on our website.

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