Planning consent secured for second phase of £85m Marleigh development 

Housebuilder Hill Group and landowner Marshall Group Properties have secured planning consent for a 421-home mixed-use scheme near Cambridge.

The £85m scheme, the second phase in the planned 1,300-home Marleigh development, will provide a mix of private and affordable apartments and homes as well as new public spaces.

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The second phase of the planned Marleigh scheme near Cambridge

The scheme follows the first phase of the Marleigh development, which includes 547 new homes, a primary school, a nursery, a market square and a community centre over the next five years.

The homes in the second phase feature “a range of energy-saving and carbon reduction features, including fabric first designs, air-source heat pumps and photovoltaics”, Hill Marshall said.

The development includes a new garden square, play areas and sustainable drainage system features.

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Andy Hill of Hill Marshall LLP said: “We are delighted to have secured planning for the delivery of more homes and community facilities in this exciting new neighbourhood in East Cambridge, which has attracted a broad mix of buyers already.

“We have an unwavering commitment to supporting the wider Cambridge local economy, and it has been excellent to see our efforts supported through this latest approval.”

The project team for the second phase of the Marleigh project includes Terence O’Rourke, JTP LLP, Bradley Murphy Design and WSP.

Hill last week announced it has refinanced as it seeks to double its turnover by 2025. The housebuilder, which currently builds around 2,000 homes a year, is aiming to double its annual turnover to £1.2 blllion by 2025.

Marshall Group Properties owns 364 hectares of land around Cambridge, including the Cambridge Airport site.