Land at West End, Haddenham

In partnership with Haddenham Community Land Trust (HCLT), we have drawn up proposals for 54 new homes on a site off West End in Haddenham. 19 (35%) of the homes would be genuinely affordable homes for people living and/or working in Haddenham or Aldreth, and would be owned entirely by the HCLT in perpetuity.

The project offers an opportunity to provide affordable homes for people living locally, helping to address housing supply and affordability issues in the parish. The rents generated from these homes will provide an income that will be re-invested into other community projects in the parish for many years to come.

What's happening now? Following approval of our full planning application at ECDC on 7th February 2018, we now hope to begin preparation for discharging conditions. We anticipate a start on site early Winter 2018.

New homes: 54
Partners: Saunders Boston / Haddenham Community Land Trust (www.haddenhamclt.org.uk)
Revenue return to ECDC: £2.2m profit plus CIL of £390,000 totalling £2.59m reinvestment.
15% of CIL money, roughly £60,000, to go directly to Haddenham Parish Council.
CLT assets value: In excess of £3m

In partnership with Haddenham Community Land Trust (HCLT), we have drawn up proposals for 54 new homes on a site off West End in Haddenham. 19 (35%) of the homes would be genuinely affordable homes for people living and/or working in Haddenham or Aldreth, and would be owned entirely by the HCLT in perpetuity.

The project offers an opportunity to provide affordable homes for people living locally, helping to address housing supply and affordability issues in the parish. The rents generated from these homes will provide an income that will be re-invested into other community projects in the parish for many years to come.

What's happening now? Following approval of our full planning application at ECDC on 7th February 2018, we now hope to begin preparation for discharging conditions. We anticipate a start on site early Winter 2018.

New homes: 54
Partners: Saunders Boston / Haddenham Community Land Trust (www.haddenhamclt.org.uk)
Revenue return to ECDC: £2.2m profit plus CIL of £390,000 totalling £2.59m reinvestment.
15% of CIL money, roughly £60,000, to go directly to Haddenham Parish Council.
CLT assets value: In excess of £3m

  • Landmark housing loan agreement signed for Haddenham development

    3 months ago
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    A landmark loan of £6.5m has been exchanged by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority with the East Cambs Trading Company (ECTC) to support a community-led development that will deliver affordable housing for rent and sale in East Cambridgeshire.

    The loan, to be repaid within two years, will be used by ECTC to build 54 houses at the West End Gardens site, Haddenham. Of this total, 19 units will be affordable, to be transferred on completion to Haddenham Community Land Trust (CLT). The CLT will manage the houses, ensuring that they remain affordable and available for local people for the...

    A landmark loan of £6.5m has been exchanged by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority with the East Cambs Trading Company (ECTC) to support a community-led development that will deliver affordable housing for rent and sale in East Cambridgeshire.

    The loan, to be repaid within two years, will be used by ECTC to build 54 houses at the West End Gardens site, Haddenham. Of this total, 19 units will be affordable, to be transferred on completion to Haddenham Community Land Trust (CLT). The CLT will manage the houses, ensuring that they remain affordable and available for local people for the long-term.

    ECTC is wholly owned by East Cambridgeshire District Council and Palace Green Homes, an operating division of ECTC, will construct and deliver the development at Haddenham. Since Palace Green Homes launched in the spring of 2016, it has been a pioneer at the forefront of community-led development and has already delivered two schemes with local CLTs in East Cambridgeshire. As one of the first development companies to be set up by a local authority, it’s focus was innovation; to effect change by capturing land value uplift created from development to make a real difference to communities – not just building homes for a profit

    Roger Thompson, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Director of Housing and Development, said: “This is a milestone for the Combined Authority as it is the first agreement exchanged for developing and supporting the delivery of affordable and private housing that ‘recycles the funding’, rather than the more traditional grant-form of funding.

    “It means that within two years of the commencement of the funding facility, the monies will be re-paid and available to fund further, much-needed, affordable housing projects in the region.

    “The Combined Authority Devolution deal included a commitment to work with Community Land Trusts to deliver new schemes recognising the benefits of these schemes to the community. This is a fantastic example of delivering on that commitment.”

    Phil Rose, Head of Property and Development, Palace Green Homes, said: “Working with the Combined Authority on a project like this makes perfect sense. We both see community-led housing projects as an excellent way to deliver additional homes of all tenures and the Haddenham Community Land Trust will ensure that the affordable homes within the scheme are protected for people that live and work in the local community for generations to come. We are looking forward to making a start on the project next year.”

    NOTE TO EDITORS:

    1. The Combined Authority has approved grant allocations of £10.2 million from the £100m housing programme. Of this £100m fund, £40m has been ringfenced as a ‘revolving fund’. This £6.5m loan forms part of that revolving fund.

    2. The principle of each scheme in the CLT programme is that it uses a ‘land value capture’ (LVC) mechanism to provide the cross subsidy necessary to build CLT owned affordable homes and other community benefits/assets within a scheme. These will be held in perpetuity by the local CLT and the income streams derived from the completed affordable homes will enable the local CLT to bring forward additional sites.

    3. About ECTC: East Cambs Trading Company Limited was incorporated in March 2016 by East Cambridgeshire District Council as an in-house entity. The property and community housing division was set up to perform contracts awarded by the Council to develop high-quality and design-led housing of all tenures, generating profit for the Council. To find out more visit: https://eastcambs.gov.uk/business/east-cambs-trading-company-ltd-procurement

    4. Palace Green Homes firmly believe that involving local people in the design of local developments can bring real social and economic benefits to local communities. This ‘community-led’ development gives residents the chance to shape their neighbourhoods, strengthen the sense of belonging and encouraging friendly, thriving communities where people aspire to live. It is this commitment to working in true collaboration with local people to create better places to live, work and play for generations to come that makes Palace Green Homes so different. To find out more visit: https://www.palacegreenhomes.co.uk/ethos

    5. For further information please contact the Combined Authority Communications team on 01480 277180, or email: comms@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk


  • Archaeology Dig Open to General Public

    4 months ago
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    L - P Archaeology are currently undertaking an archaeological excavation of our site in Haddenham.

    The work involves the excavation of an open area encompassing a 1st century AD Romano-British farmstead. The site is formed by a series of enclosures and boundaries formed by ditches with a possible occupation area alongside these enclosures.

    As the excavation progresses the archaeologists aim to understand how the settlement was formed and why, what was done there, as well as understanding the abandonment of the site.

    Palace Green Homes and Haddenham CLT has invited pupils from Robert Arkenstall Primary School in Haddenham to visit...

    L - P Archaeology are currently undertaking an archaeological excavation of our site in Haddenham.

    The work involves the excavation of an open area encompassing a 1st century AD Romano-British farmstead. The site is formed by a series of enclosures and boundaries formed by ditches with a possible occupation area alongside these enclosures.

    As the excavation progresses the archaeologists aim to understand how the settlement was formed and why, what was done there, as well as understanding the abandonment of the site.

    Palace Green Homes and Haddenham CLT has invited pupils from Robert Arkenstall Primary School in Haddenham to visit the site, learn about the settlement and draw some sketches of how they imagine it would have looked.

    As part of the excavation there will be two open days in November on Tuesday 6th between 10am - 2pm and Friday 9th between 12.30pm and 2pm for any village residents or members of the general public interested in coming along to see more. This will be an opportunity to see the archaeologists at work and to discuss the site with those excavating it. Some finds from the site will also be on display during the two days.



  • Cambridge and Peterborough Combined Authority approved a £6.5m Loan Facility for our West End Gardens Project

    11 months ago
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    On 28th March 2018, the Cambridge and Peterborough Combined Authority approved a £6.5m Loan Facility for Haddenham CLT for our West End Gardens Project.

    This is fantastic news and will allow the development to commence on site in the 3rd Quarter of 2018 with the first new homes available during 2019.

    Head of Grants and Development for the National CLT Network Tom Chance appeared on Look East as the news headlined this recently.

    On 28th March 2018, the Cambridge and Peterborough Combined Authority approved a £6.5m Loan Facility for Haddenham CLT for our West End Gardens Project.

    This is fantastic news and will allow the development to commence on site in the 3rd Quarter of 2018 with the first new homes available during 2019.

    Head of Grants and Development for the National CLT Network Tom Chance appeared on Look East as the news headlined this recently.

  • Project Update

    11 months ago

    There is still a lot to do before construction can start on our new development in Haddenham and the Palace Green Homes team are pleased to have the help of project managers http://henryriley.riley-consulting.com/ and the team at @Saunders Boston Architects working alongside. We are now getting all of our plans and documents ready and we hope to go out to tender to building contractors very soon.

    There is still a lot to do before construction can start on our new development in Haddenham and the Palace Green Homes team are pleased to have the help of project managers http://henryriley.riley-consulting.com/ and the team at @Saunders Boston Architects working alongside. We are now getting all of our plans and documents ready and we hope to go out to tender to building contractors very soon.

  • Planning Permission Granted!

    about 1 year ago
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    Following12 months of meaningful engagement and collaborative work to design a well-supported community-led scheme, Palace Green Homes have secured planning permission for 54 plots in Haddenham, Ely. Congratulations to Saunders Boston Architects, SLR Consulting, MTC and the rest of the technical team. We now hope to take it to the next phase, where it will culminate in delivering much needed market and affordable houses for the community in Haddenham. Here's an article on our success story in the Ely Standard

    We look forward to starting on site, keep a lookout for further updates on this page or follow us on...

    Following12 months of meaningful engagement and collaborative work to design a well-supported community-led scheme, Palace Green Homes have secured planning permission for 54 plots in Haddenham, Ely. Congratulations to Saunders Boston Architects, SLR Consulting, MTC and the rest of the technical team. We now hope to take it to the next phase, where it will culminate in delivering much needed market and affordable houses for the community in Haddenham. Here's an article on our success story in the Ely Standard

    We look forward to starting on site, keep a lookout for further updates on this page or follow us on Facebook @1palacegreenhomes.co.uk.



  • Planning meeting 7th February 2018

    about 1 year ago
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    “The statutory consultation period has now closed following submission of the planning application on 28th September 2017 by Palace Green Homes and the project design team. The application will be heard at the next Planning Committee Meeting on the 7th February 2018.

    Overall, we are pleased to see that the significant provision of affordable housing and community benefits, secured in perpetuity by HCLT for local people, has been widely supported and welcomed by members of Haddenham CLT and many in the wider local community. Palace Green Homes and the CLT are keen to commence on site...

    “The statutory consultation period has now closed following submission of the planning application on 28th September 2017 by Palace Green Homes and the project design team. The application will be heard at the next Planning Committee Meeting on the 7th February 2018.

    Overall, we are pleased to see that the significant provision of affordable housing and community benefits, secured in perpetuity by HCLT for local people, has been widely supported and welcomed by members of Haddenham CLT and many in the wider local community. Palace Green Homes and the CLT are keen to commence on site and begin delivering this much needed affordable housing.”

  • Planning Application Submitted in Haddenham

    over 1 year ago

    Custom Build article on our proposed Haddenham Scheme

    On 28th September 2017, Palace Green Homes and the project design team submitted a comprehensive planning application, in conjunction with Haddenham Community Land Trust (HCLT), to East Cambs District Council for full consent. This follows the completion of the community engagement programme, which began in December 2016.

    Following a series of discussions and pre-application advice, it was decided that the development should provide a greater number of affordable homes than required under planning policy. As such, an additional 3 of the homes in the scheme will be affordable, totalling 19 affordable homes...

    Custom Build article on our proposed Haddenham Scheme

    On 28th September 2017, Palace Green Homes and the project design team submitted a comprehensive planning application, in conjunction with Haddenham Community Land Trust (HCLT), to East Cambs District Council for full consent. This follows the completion of the community engagement programme, which began in December 2016.

    Following a series of discussions and pre-application advice, it was decided that the development should provide a greater number of affordable homes than required under planning policy. As such, an additional 3 of the homes in the scheme will be affordable, totalling 19 affordable homes which will be owned and operated by HCLT. This represents 35% of the overall number of homes on the scheme. The significant provision of affordable housing, secured in perpetuity by HCLT for local people, has been widely supported and welcomed by HCLT and the local community.

    It is anticipated that the planning application will be determined in the January 2018 Planning Committee meeting. Palace Green Homes and HCLT will be keen to commence on site shortly after, should the planning permission be granted.

  • Scheme in Haddenham Progresses with Community Feedback

    almost 2 years ago

    On Monday 8th May Palace Green Homes held a further public exhibition and consultation event in conjunction with Haddenham CLT. The event was an opportunity to feed back to the community on how their opinions on the site at West End, Haddenham had been taken into account. The scheme consists of 54 homes, 16 of which will be affordable rented homes to be owned and managed by the CLT on behalf of the local community.

    Following comments from the previous public consultation event in December 2016 local architects, Saunders Boston, had amended the scheme to take account...

    On Monday 8th May Palace Green Homes held a further public exhibition and consultation event in conjunction with Haddenham CLT. The event was an opportunity to feed back to the community on how their opinions on the site at West End, Haddenham had been taken into account. The scheme consists of 54 homes, 16 of which will be affordable rented homes to be owned and managed by the CLT on behalf of the local community.

    Following comments from the previous public consultation event in December 2016 local architects, Saunders Boston, had amended the scheme to take account of the community feedback. Some of the changes presented include: amended housing mix to take better account of the need in the village, wider boundary between the new development and the existing retirement village, bungalows to the Southern and Eastern borders of the site to protect existing views, inclusion of a circular footpath around and through the site and improved green spaces.

    Nearly 100 members of the community attended and took the opportunity to talk to representatives from Palace Green Homes, Saunders Boston, SLR and CLT Trustees. Early feedback from the event indicates that the large majority of people prefer the amended scheme and support the provision of affordable houses for local people in Haddenham.

    Palace Green Homes are still collecting feedback, comments and opinions on the scheme until Monday 22nd May 2017, please click here to provide your feedback. After all comments have been collected and analysed Palace Green Homes will revisit the plans and make any necessary changes before taking a planning application forward later in 2017.

    If you would like to join Haddenham CLT as a member or submit an Expression of Interest for one of the affordable rental properties please visit their website here. If you would like to submit an Expression of Interest for one of the open market homes please contact us at info@palacegreenhomes.co.uk .


  • Haddenham CLT Hold Their Inaugural Members' Meeting

    almost 2 years ago

    On 20th April 2017 Haddenham CLT brought together all of their newly joined members at Robert Arkenstall Primary School for their inaugural members' meeting and AGM. Architects Saunders Boston, who are working with the CLT and Palace Green Homes on the development at West End, were present and talked the members through how the development has been amended in light of community feedback from the public exhibition in December.

    There was ample opportunity to ask questions and engage with the CLT Trustees and representatives from Palace Green Homes, as well as hearing how one local resident felt that the provision...

    On 20th April 2017 Haddenham CLT brought together all of their newly joined members at Robert Arkenstall Primary School for their inaugural members' meeting and AGM. Architects Saunders Boston, who are working with the CLT and Palace Green Homes on the development at West End, were present and talked the members through how the development has been amended in light of community feedback from the public exhibition in December.

    There was ample opportunity to ask questions and engage with the CLT Trustees and representatives from Palace Green Homes, as well as hearing how one local resident felt that the provision of affordable homes for local people could change her life and benefit the wider community.

    Haddenham Community Land Trust and Palace Green Homes are now looking forward to their next public exhibition and consultation event, which will be held at the Arkenstall Centre from 4-8pm on Monday 8th May. If you would like to find out more about the CLT, including how to become a member or express an interest in one of their homes, please visit their website www.haddenhamclt.org.uk


  • Community Comes Together to Discuss Plans for Haddenham - 7th December 2016

    about 2 years ago

    On Wednesday 7th December, Palace Green Homes invited the people of Haddenham to a community consultation evening organised in conjunction with Haddenham Community Land Trust (CLT). The event was a great success with over 150 members of the local community coming along to see the plans and have their say. Also in attendance were local architects Saunders Boston, who are working on the scheme, and CLT advisers from Palace Green Homes' sister organisation CLT East.

    The proposed scheme consists of 54 homes, ranging from one bed bungalows to large four bed houses, and generous green space set out...

    On Wednesday 7th December, Palace Green Homes invited the people of Haddenham to a community consultation evening organised in conjunction with Haddenham Community Land Trust (CLT). The event was a great success with over 150 members of the local community coming along to see the plans and have their say. Also in attendance were local architects Saunders Boston, who are working on the scheme, and CLT advisers from Palace Green Homes' sister organisation CLT East.

    The proposed scheme consists of 54 homes, ranging from one bed bungalows to large four bed houses, and generous green space set out on eight acres of land at a site off West End in Haddenham. By working in close partnership with Haddenham CLT, Haddenham Parish Council and the local community, Palace Green Homes are aiming to design and deliver a development that will provide genuinely affordable housing for local people and that will create a positive legacy for the parish. As such, 16 of the homes will be transferred to the CLT to own and manage as affordable housing in perpetuity for people with strong local connections to the area.

    Going forward Palace Green Homes will seek to collate and analyse all the various forms of feedback received: feedback forms, post-it notes on the plans and discussions members of the team have had with the community, and present their findings back at another consultation event in the new year. Community engagement is central to the success of the project and at Palace Green Homes we think it is very important to design the development in collaboration with village residents.