What type of homes are planned for Trumpington Meadows?
Trumpington Meadows has been planned as a diverse community with a mix of housing, from starter homes to luxury properties. 40% of the development (480 homes) will be affordable homes, provided by Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association through a pilot scheme funded by Cambridge Challenge.
What is the size of the development?
In total the development will cover 350 acres. 59 acres are available for development of 1,200 new homes. The Country Park will extend to 145 acres, and there will be 10 acres of smaller parks, children's play areas and allotments.
Will there be any other amenities?
The new primary school is already open. Other planned facilities include a community centre, tennis courts and allotments.
How do I register for an allotment?
To register your interest for an allotment please go to this link https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/allotments. The allotments will be managed by Cambridge City Council.
How can the school be accessed?
For details on how to access the school, please click here.
What are the development's sustainability credentials?
All homes at Trumpington Meadows will be designed and built to comply with Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. In addition, over 150 acres of the new development comprises a country park, which will provide managed countryside and wildlife habitats. We are also carrying out restoration work along the banks of the River Cam, and have won a silver Green Apple Award for this initiative. The adjacent Park and Ride facility will mean Trumpington Meadows homeowners can travel into the city easily and conveniently without using their cars, reducing traffic congestion and harmful vehicle emissions.
Who is Grosvenor?
Grosvenor is a privately owned property group which operates across the globe. The core of the company's business is a portfolio of properties across 300 acres of London's Belgravia and Mayfair, but it has also expanded in Britain and Ireland, with other developments in London, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Liverpool and elsewhere. Grosvenor has an extensive knowledge of Cambridge, based on 25 years experience in the city, and is committed to its long-term development. Most recently, Grosvenor and the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) jointly developed the city's Grand Arcade shopping centre. The company is also re-developing the site of the former Cambridge Fire Station into luxury residential apartments, and re-developing Cambridge United FC's Abbey Stadium site.
Who is USS?
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) is one of the UK's largest private pension schemes, with assets of over £40 billion.
Will the new country park have an education centre?
The Wildlife Trust will have a staffed office on-site, and there is potential in the longer term for this to be developed into an education centre, where a greater range of learning opportunities and experiences can be provided for local children and adults.
Which utility companies provide services at Trumpington Meadows?
The appointed electricity and gas provider is Eon. Water services are provided by Cambridge Water and the sewer authority is Anglian Water.
Telecoms are provided by BT and there is provision within the infrastructure for cable via Virgin Media.
Does the development have superfast broadband?
The development is laid with fibre optic cable rather than copper, allowing BT to provide super fast broadband direct to homes, when available. Availability of superfast broadband is subject to an upgrade of the Trumpington exchange, which is currently under evaluation.
What is the Trumpington Meadows postcode?
Because the postcode for Trumpington Meadows is quite new, it may not register on search engines. Therefore, please use the postcode for the Park and Ride at Hauxton Road: CB2 9FT.
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