Originally a former army barracks and airfield, Waterbeach Eastern Woods is the second parcel to come forward at Reserved Matters Application stage and will provide the new homes in range of sizes from 1 and 2 bedroom apartments to 3 and 4 bedroom dwellings. A total of 35 (31.5%) affordable homes have been proposed on site as a mixture of affordable rent, shared ownership, discount market sale and rent to buy. The tenure of each home will be visually indistinguishable to ensure a tenure blind community.
The design of houses and apartments have been developed with reference to the Waterbeach Key Phase 1 Regulatory Plan and Design Code requirements and comprises a series of terraced housing and apartment buildings organised around communal streets and lanes. A landscape masterplan links into the surrounding network of streets and spaces to establish a cohesive sense of place across Waterbeach Barracks as it evolves over future phases.