Stonebond Properties to Deliver the First Homes at Waterbeach

David Lock Associates has been engaged in the promotion and delivery of the new town north of Cambridge, at Waterbeach, since 2014.  DLA are supporting Urban&Civic as master developer and delivery partner to the landowner, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.  Following successful promotion through the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan and outline planning, DLA is now engaged in shaping and bringing forward the first phase of development on the former Barracks and Airfield which will include the first 1,600 homes, a new primary school, community and recreation facilities and infrastructure.

DLA is also assisting parcel developers to bring forward the first built development components, including a primary school and new homes.

A very significant milestone has now been reached.  Stonebond Properties’ plans for 89 homes have been approved by South Cambridgeshire District Planning Committee.  DLA has led on planning to secure this detailed consent.  The scheme includes apartments and houses and 28 affordable homes, to be managed by housing provider Longhurst Group.

Julia Foster, Managing Partner at DLA said: “DLA is heavily invested and committed to realising plans for a groundbreaking new community at Waterbeach.  Stonebond Properties and their design team have risen to the challenge, setting the standard for the residential offer, and it has been a pleasure to help bring forward such a promising proposal.  Stonebond’s plans invest heavily in features to facilitate and encourage healthy and sustainable lifestyles.  The scheme is all electric; every homeowner will have access to an electric vehicle charging point; and air source heat pumps are designed-in, from the outset.  The car is not excluded, but the scheme is designed to put cars out of sight and mind.  Without garages and drives interrupting the outward facing street scenes the quality of the landscape and built form will be dominant, within a safe and communal environment.  Cycling and walking are given absolute priority.  Rainwater and storm water management, including raingardens and permeable paving, and measures to support bio-diversity also feature heavily. 

We are really looking forward to seeing the proposals come out of the ground over the months ahead.”