Plans submitted for sustainable residential development at Burwell

We are delighted to have submitted a planning application for a sustainable new community of 100 homes on land at Newmarket Road in Burwell. The scheme includes 25% affordable housing and forms the first phase of a wider 350-home development. Incorporating a mix of two, three, and four-bedroom spacious homes, all dwellings will have a low carbon footprint and benefit from non-fossil fuel heating.

The proposed development will embrace the unique character of Burwell and has been designed to meet the needs of both existing and new residents. With significant areas of green open space, the plans incorporate a village green, recreational areas for local children and teenagers, and an extensive network of pedestrian and cycle paths.

As part of our ongoing investment in Burwell, under the plans This Land™ will contribute approximately £1.6 million under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act, to benefit the local community. This includes a significant contribution towards the development of the new Burwell to Exning cycle path and over £29,000 allocated to supporting local libraries.

A further key benefit of our proposed development will be to enhance biodiversity in the area, with the plans including careful planting of native hedgerows, wildflower meadows, swales, and ponds.

David Gelling, our Managing Director, comments: “Burwell is a popular village with a proud heritage and beautiful surroundings. Our proposal looks to complement and enhance this, transforming underutilised land with a range of eco-friendly homes that have widespread appeal – from first time buyers to families. The scheme has significant benefits for all Burwell residents, including large areas of public open space and an area for a dedicated sports hub in future phases.

The benefit that we are delivering for the local community doesn’t stop there. Because our sole shareholder is Cambridgeshire County Council, the revenue that we return to the council supports the delivery of vital front-line services for Cambridgeshire residents”.

The planning application can be viewed by following this link: and using the unique planning reference: 15/01175/DISA