A reserved matters application for Phase 1 infrastructure and landscaping works at This Land’s Millstone Park site at Newmarket Road, Burwell has been approved. It will enable work to commence on the site which has been granted outline planning consent for 350 new homes.
The development is important for the area and This Land is fully committed to delivering a scheme that is sustainable, enhances the biodiversity of the site and meets the needs of the community. This Land will be delivering 50 of the total 350 homes whilst housebuilder Vistry will build the remaining.
The additional approval means that works can start on the creation of the primary and secondary spine roads. The infrastructure works will also see this section of the much-anticipated cycle link between Burwell and Exning being delivered. The primary route through the site will feature a number of different character areas, such as avenue tree planting, areas of play and open space, verges, a footpath and a pedestrian route.
The completed scheme will provide a range of house types including affordable housing. There will also be facilities such as children’s play areas. Careful attention has been paid to ensure the entire public realm provides accessibility for all. This includes step-free access for residents or visitors that may use wheelchairs, those with limited or impaired mobility (or limited or impaired sight) pushchair users, children and elderly people.
An archaeological excavation of the site was completed last year in anticipation of the start of the infrastructure works.