Cambridge City planning committee has unanimously approved a reserved matters application for the development of a 3.27 ha brownfield site on Cromwell Road. The development will create 295 homes and substantial areas of multi-functional green infrastructure (GI). The GI will provide for play, informal recreation and social interaction, whilst sustainably managing surface water and enhancing biodiversity. It will make a positive contribution to the wider green infrastructure in this part of Cambridge as well as creating an attractive setting for the new homes and for local pedestrians and cyclists.
TEP’s landscape architects have worked closely with PTE architects to create a landscape which will be both fun and practical. The open space offer includes a large park with significant tree planting, a playful undulating landscape, play features, swales and rain gardens. Extensive and effective pre-application discussions with the City Council, the Design and Conservation Panel, Camcycle and Network Rail further contributed to the successful planning outcome. TEP is delighted to have supported Cambridge Investment Partnerships throughout the process.