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Site history

Cherry Hinton North was granted planning permission in December 2020 when Marshall Group (representing the owners of Cambridge City Airport) and Endurance Estates Strategic Land owned the land. Following the outline approval for 1,200 homes, a local centre and new school buildings, the site was bought by a joint venture between Bellway Homes and Latimer Developments in Spring 2021.

At present the site comprises open fields close to the runway of the Airport which itself is expected to be redeveloped in the long term. A public footpath that connects Teversham and Cherry Hinton also crosses the site and this connectivity will be preserved. There is a gas main through the site which will be redirected before construction can begin.

Experienced housing providers

The project is a joint venture partnership between Bellway, one of the UK’s largest house builders, and Latimer Homes, the UK’s largest provider of affordable housing.


Bellway began as a small family business in Newcastle in 1946 – Bellway celebrated 75 years of quality house building this year.

Bellway has a passion for building exceptional quality homes in carefully selected locations, inspired by the needs of real families. To this day, it maintains these same core values, combining decades of expertise with the level of personalised care that Bellway is known for.

Bellway has over 2,900 employees and built 10,892 homes in 2019.

Bellway have been awarded a ‘Five Star Builder’ award by the Home Builders Federation for the past five years.

People are at the heart of everything Bellway do and through their support for Cancer Research UK (CRUK), they are helping them help people across the country. The total Bellway have raised over £1.69m for Cancer Research UK, and are on the way to hitting their target of £2m in 2021. Locally, Bellway support good causes nominated by our employees, with money raised from staff initiatives benefiting a number of charities each year.

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Latimer Developments is the development arm of the Clarion Housing Group.

In 1900, successful Victorian businessman William Richard Sutton he left almost all of his considerable wealth into philanthropic trusts for housing of the poor. The Sutton Model Dwellings Trust, now known as Clarion Housing Group, was founded and built estates for those in need across England. By 1939 the Trust housed over 32,000 people in need.

Today, Clarion Housing Group, the UKs largest housing association with over 125,000 properties across England.

In addition to the housing association, Clarion have a repairs and maintenance organisation, Clarion Response as well as charitable foundation, Clarion Futures.

Together, Clarion’s aim is to:

  • Build homes, including an affordable offer helping people get on the property ladder.

  • Continually improve design, construction and sustainability of homes.

  • Support residents and the community into work and training through Clarion Futures.

  • Invest £150 million over 10 years in community development via the work of Clarion Futures and other initiatives.

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Experienced project team




Planning consultant

Community engagement

Landscape architect

Construction planning

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