Detailed plans for first phase of garden village approved by East Cambridgeshire District Council

Bellway has been given the go-ahead to build 328 homes on former farmland as part of the first phase of a scheme in Cambridgeshire.

Kennett Garden Village Bellway

How Bellway’s Kennett Garden Village scheme is expected to look

The £3.5bn-turnover housebuilder has had detailed plans approved for the development, which is part of the 500-home Kennett Garden village scheme.

The first phase of the scheme, designed by Grafik Architecture, includes 93 affordable homes and 15 self-build plots. The scheme consists of a mix of one, two, three and four bedroom homes including apartments and houses.

The scheme also includes car parking, 30-acres of public space, play areas, bus stops, roads and cycle storage.

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Phil Standen, managing director of Bellway Eastern Counties, said: “This scheme will provide much-needed housing in a carefully designed setting, complete with over 30 acres of landscaped public open space including a village green and children’s play areas.”

He added the wider project will include a village centre, a care home, primary school and an enterprise park.

Bellway last week said it is on course to build around 11,000 homes this year following an “improved” level of reservations since New Year.

However, this improvement follows a huge drop-off in demand in the wake of the mini-budget in September, with the firm’s private reservations since July falling by 44% on the previous year.