Saunders Boston Architects (SBA) is working with Joint Venture partners Kingswater Lindum (developer / contractor) and Cross Keys Homes (Registered Provider) to develop this 22 Affordable tenure project. SBA also worked closely with the local authority Housing Team regarding the Housing Need / mix.
On greenbelt land, this project is a Rural Exception site and was subject to sequential testing.
Accommodation includes 2 and 3 bedroom houses, 3 bedroom bungalows and 4 number 1 bedroom flats.11 units are for market rent and 9 are shared ownership.
The site is within Flood Risk zone 2 and surface water mitigation measures have been designed to gain the approval of the local lead flood authority (LLFA) / EA and planners.
SBA has been involved in significant dialogue with both the Parish Council and wider community. Two Public Consultations were held with SBA preparing and presenting material at both.
SBA also presented the project to planners at Pre-App stage and to South Cambridgeshire District Council’s (SCDC) Design Enabling Panel (DEP).
Planning permission was granted at the first attempt with limited planning conditions. Pre-commencement conditions are now discharged and the project is on site. SBA has been novated to Lindum Construction (Peterborough) for the construction phases through to project completion and handover.