This Land™, has named a new high-quality housing scheme in the village of Over, Cambridgeshire, after an old Fenland term.
Close to the River Great Ouse and only 11 miles northwest of Cambridge city centre, the development in Over has been named Spiregrass Square. Spire Grass is an old Fenland term for a tall species of sedge, a wetland grass which is commonly found around Over. It’s often threaded together to create strong, enduring thatch work, from baskets to roofs.
Commenting David Lewis, Acting CEO, said: “The name reflects the local landscape and captures the beauty of Over – with its proud spire at St. Mary’s Church and abundant grasslands nearby. Residents of Spiregrass Square will be able to access the best of both worlds – with convenient connections to the spires of Cambridge, but with the best of rural life on the doorstep.”
The scheme, which broke ground in August, will feature 53 two, three-and-four-bedroom homes, 21 of which are affordable homes to help meet the needs of the local district. The wide range of homes feature materials selected to offer durability with low maintenance. Occupier comfort will also be of paramount importance, with attention paid to thermal and acoustic performance, In addition, as part of the sustainability strategy, air source heat pumps (ASHP), will ensure the homes are energy efficient.