The first phase will include 1600 homes, which will come forward in smaller phases, of about 500 at a time.
The team at Urban&Civic are putting in place a Design Code, which forms a fundamental part of the phase one planning submission. This will safeguard the quality of the designs coming forward which all development must comply with and covers:
Movement and access: the way streets work, approaches to cycleways, bridleways and footpaths, parking;
Landscape and public realm: defining strategic public open spaces, parks and parklands, and ecological corridors and spaces;
Built form: setting out heights and densities, frontages and boundaries, materials and detailing;
The Local and Principal centre: how the town square and park will
work and the uses coming forward in them.
The team then take forward a licence agreement with housebuilders to come on site to build out a specific parcel to the standards set. The development will focus on smaller and local housebuilders and those who will drive forward quality delivery.
Urban&Civic have also been working with South Cambridgeshire District Council to ensure homes come forward with schemes which support local people to get onto the property ladder, and this will include:
Self build options;
Homes delivered working with Waterbeach Community Land Trust.