Award-winning developer Laragh Homes has announced approved plans to regenerate an unused Histon Road site.
Cambridgeshire-based Laragh Homes have acquired the former Cambridge Squash Club site, which has been vacant for the past five years, to bring 27 new private and affordable homes to the Histon Road area of Cambridge.
Announcing the acquisition, Laragh’s Development Manager John Lorimer stated: “We are delighted to have acquired this high-profile site with an outline consent for 27 homes in an established residential part of the city.”
There is an outline planning approval for 27 residential units; 17 private and 10 affordable. Laragh will be submitting a Reserved Matters Application to create a unique cul-de-sac development of housing to include a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes and the delivery of 10 affordable properties. The concepts for design specifications will include eco credentials such as electric car-charging points, rainwater harvesting, and heat pump/solar systems to all properties.
“Quality of the scheme is paramount for Laragh,” said John Lorimer. “We are looking to deliver 27 exceptional homes in a mews-style design located within a two-mile radius of central Cambridge. There are not many high-quality new build cul-de-sac developments available in the city anymore, so this is positive news for prospective home buyers and will provide opportunities for people wanting to live within easy access of central Cambridge, the nearby A14 and Cambridge North Station.
With planning also proposed for good-sized gardens, one of which is 17 metres, the project looks set to be carefully designed and sensitively spaced, with properties also available through the Help to Buy scheme.