Major new development in St Neots takes step forward

Major new development in St Neots takes step forward

A new community in St Neots featuring more than 1,000 homes is a step closer to becoming a reality as developers and councils have begun to draw up a detailed masterplan.

The site, to the north of Cambridge Road and east of the Loves Farm development, will feature a total of 1,020 homes – of which 28 per cent will be affordable.

It will also feature 18 acres of commercial land which will consist of a hotel, a care home, nursery, a pub, a two-form entry primary school, and business units.

Alongside the buildings, the new community will have its own open green spaces, play and recreational facilities.

And now, developers L&Q Estates are working with Huntingdonshire District Council, Cambridgeshire County Council and the surrounding community to bring forward a detailed masterplan and design code for the site.

Gregg Wilkinson of L&Q Estates said: “Now that planning permission has been granted for this site, we can move forward in developing the detailed proposals for the new community.

“We will involve the local community throughout the process, and continue working closely with Huntingdonshire District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council.

“This is an exciting time for St Neots, and we’re proud to continue to be playing a key part in its growth, building on the back of our previous and current development at Loves Farm.”

The site is part of the St Neots Eastern Expansion as identified in the Huntingdonshire Local Plan, which was formally adopted earlier this year.

As part of the proposals, L&Q Estates is making financial contributions to help enhance secondary school facilities elsewhere in the town and works to the highway network as well as part-funding health and community facilities within the area.

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