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Six affordable housing schemes to lay foundations before end of March


Six affordable housing schemes to lay foundations before end of March

The Housing and Communities Committee heard today (Wednesday 9th March) that six affordable housing schemes are to officially start on site before the 31st March 2022. Under the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Affordable Housing programme, the six sites will host a combined total of 595 homes. The homes will be provided through a mixture of shared ownership, private affordable rent, and affordable rent schemes to help families to put down their roots in the region.

Affordable Homes are being delivered through the Combined Authority funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. With planning permission and contractors approved, work on the new developments will start on the following six sites:

  • 118 homes on Wisbech Road, March. A contractor has been approved and construction will start on site before end of March.
  • 42 homes rear of 26-34 High Street, Stilton. Primary works on site are in progress and the main construction contact will be signed by the end of March.
  • 26 homes are in Stanground, Peterborough. Planning approval has been given and contract to be signed by end of March.
  • 45 homes rear of High Street, Needingworth. The site has been cleared and contractor has been awarded.
  • 49 homes off London Road, Great Haddon in Yaxley. The infrastructure works have been ongoing since January and agreements signed to enable work to start on the site.
  • 315 homes at Northminster, Peterborough. Asbestos removal has been completed and preliminary works for the project are in progress. Construction will start on site on the 14th

This follows a successful start on site of 5 schemes in January comprising of 244 units in the 2021/22 affordable housing programme. In total, it is calculated that by the end of the Affordable Housing programme (April 2021 to March 2022) 839 are either completed, or in the delivery stage.

Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Dr Nik Johnson said:

“I am delighted that the Combined Authority are delivering on its devolution promise to provide good quality, affordable housing for people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. It is great to see new construction starting in the market towns and in our cities where it is really needed.

Having the security of affordable housing means that people don’t have to be concerned with having a roof over their head and can concentrate on the things that matter to them most.”