In September 2019, South Cambridgeshire District Council granted planning permission for Waterbeach Barracks and Airfield to deliver:
6,500 homes, of which at least 30% will be delivered as Affordable Housing;
3 primary schools, a secondary school and a special educational needs school;
A health centre;
Open spaces with outdoor pitches - to include sports areas, children's play space and allotments / community orchards and three sports pavillions;
A new leisure centre including a swimming pool;
A Community Development Worker and Community Fund to safeguard and enhance the wellbeing of residents and support integration with local communities;
A jobs brokerage to help local people access jobs on site and enable people to work close to where they live;
Three community centres, a community hub with library and continued home for the Military Museum;
Space for shops and businesses including to support start ups and creative industries.
Over the last 12 months, the Urban&Civic team have been working up the next stage of planning, which turns this consent into the first phase of delivery.