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14th January 2020

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Plans for a vibrant new community in Soham, Cambridgeshire

Soham Development, Cambridge

Soham Development, Cambridge

We are proud to have submitted a planning application for a vibrant community of 540 homes at Soham Eastern Gateway in Cambridgeshire. Our plans have been informed by extensive community consultation and, if approved, will see significant investment in Soham and provide far-reaching benefits for the town.

The plans include key amenities for the local community, incorporating a new medical centre, nursery school, and community hub with shops and space for local businesses. This will be bolstered by the arrival of hyper-fast broadband throughout the site which will also be made available to local residents.

At the heart of the proposal is over six hectares of open space including parks, a new Fenland Link and Wetland Gateway, pedestrian and cycle routes, and ‘trim trails’ to encourage play and healthy living. The development also incorporates new roundabout access from the A142 and will play an integral part in the implementation of the Soham Sewage Catchment Strategy.

Under the plans, there will be a significant contribution under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act and Community Infrastructure Levy, to benefit the local community. In addition, contributions will also be made to enable improvements to the junctions on to the A142.

David Gelling, our Managing Director, says: “Our proposal aims to positively enhance the eastern area of Soham, with high-quality housing for first-time buyers through to families and downsizers.

However, the homes are just one part of this story - we want to create an exemplary, accessible development that will help boost the local economy, provide employment, and create a vibrant environment which will have a positive long-term impact on the area.”

 

To see more about our plans, visit the planning portal via this link: https://pa.eastcambs.gov.uk/online-applications/ and search reference: 19/01600/ESHYB