Marshall plans 1,500 homes near Cambridge airport

Out-Law News | 04 Feb 2013 | 4:52 pm | 1 min. read

The owner and operator of Cambridge airport, Marshall Group, will shortly submit plans for a mixed residential and commercial development on a 125 acre site north of Newmarket Road and High Ditch Road.

As well as the new homes, the plans are likely to include a school, a commercial hub, a new petrol filling station, playing fields and open space amenity land, the Marshall Group said in a statement. The new development will be named 'Wing'.

The development land is owned by Marshall of Cambridge, which is part of the Marshall Group.

“Since our foundation in Cambridge in 1909, Marshall has been a cornerstone of the local community and we are very proud of our contribution to the skills base and the creation of employment which has been of benefit to the local economy," said Marshall Group chief executive Robert Marshall. 

"We are also very aware of the shortage of good quality housing to support the needs of Cambridge’s growing economy, and our employees.  This long term project represents the start of an exciting period of investment in the growth of our businesses,” Marshall said.

“Marshall has a good track record of community involvement and listening to residents and we will be encouraging them to continue doing this," said Councillor Lewis Herbert to a local newspaper when Marshall first revealed its plans in November.

“The site is on one of the most congested and difficult roads in the city and ensuring that it is a high quality development with excellent transport links will be key to its success, especially in making sure that it fits in with the existing and strong communities in Abbey and Fen Ditton,” Herbert said.

Subject to approval of the planning application, construction of the site is likely to begin in 2015.