Crest Nicholson announces plans for 192 new homes at Alconbury Weald, Cambridgeshire


Award-winning developer Crest Nicholson has submitted a Reserved Matters Application for 192 homes and landscaped public open space at Alconbury Weald, Cambridgeshire. Located on the former airfield to the north west of Huntingdon, Crest Nicholson will become the fifth housebuilder to join the growing development of over 5,000 homes.


The application comes forward under the Planning Framework and Design Code set in place by the Outline application for Alconbury Weald. The Crest Nicholson team is working closely with the master developer behind Alconbury Weald, Urban&Civic.


Benefitting from a prominent location on the central hub of the first phase, the new homes have been carefully designed to reflect the character of the local area. The green spaces around the homes will be connected by safe cycle and walking routes, while a number of public amenities will be delivered along the Linear Park, including orchards, outdoor table tennis and other games.


Crest Nicholson aims to deliver a mixture of house types at Alconbury Weald, including one & two-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom townhouses along the green Boulevard. Townhouses with balconies will surround the cricket pitch and semi-detached and mews properties frame the Linear Park, which follows the line of one of the former airfield’s taxi-ways creating a safe walk and scoot to school route. A mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses characterise the remainder of the development, arranged around a central green park.


Contemporary buff-coloured brick and red brick are used to denote distinct character areas within the development and are complemented by blue brick and render detailing. Internally, the homes will be light and spacious, and finished to a high specification.


Toby Lambert, Development Director at Crest Nicholson Chiltern: “We are excited to have secured the opportunity to become the latest housebuilder to join the growing Alconbury Weald community. With over 5,000 homes, an enterprise zone and a variety of public amenities – including new schools, sports pitches and a health centre – this is truly a visionary project for the wider Cambridgeshire area. Our plans are to deliver a mix of 192 high-quality homes and we look forward to working with Urban&Civic bringing this vision to fruition.”


Tim Leathes, Development Director for Urban&Civic, said: “With 475 homes currently under construction, 130 families moved in, and families moving in each week, it is great to be able to open up the next parcel for development. Our approach ensures that housebuilders coming on site bring forward the variety of sizes, types and prices people need, but there is also a consistency in the overall quality and nature of design and in the way homes connect to community facilities and green space.


“As the first housebuilders start to finish their work on the early areas around the school, we will be announcing more housebuilders coming on over the next few months. There are nearly 70 house types on sale at Alconbury Weald, offering a great place to live and set down roots.”



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