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Darwin Green One

The Cambridge Fringes Joint Development Control Committee first resolved to grant planning permission for Darwin Green One in July 2010. The outline planning application submitted to Cambridge City Council and the detailed planning application submitted to South Cambridgeshire District Council include:

  • 1,593 homes, including 40% affordable
  • Primary school with Children's Centre
  • Up to six small units for mixed retail / service use
  • A centrally located park with open space for both informal use and outdoor sport facilities.
  • Allotments
  • Vehicular access from Huntingdon Road and Histon Road
  • A balancing pond

The site was granted outline planning permission in September 2013. Reserved matters applications were submitted for the Local Centre and first residential phase and were granted planning approval in May 2016. Further reserved matters and full planning applications have been consented for the site's strategic infrastructure, including Central Park, green corridors, footpahs and cycle paths, and the balancing pond. For more information please click here.

Community benefits 

Darwin Green One will provide a number of community facilities and benefits for both new and existing residents to enjoy. In addition to the facilities noted above Darwin Green One will also provide, a community cafe, library, health centre and supermarket all located around a Local Centre. The planning application for the Local Centre was recently granted permission in May 2016

02_DGO_School Lane.jpg01_DGO_Library Block.jpg03_DGO_Darwin Street.jpgIllustrative views looking towards the square and the library

Darwin Green Two and Three

In January 2010, South Cambridgeshire District Council identified land within South Cambridgeshire and adjoining Darwin Green One for residential development. The aim is to provide a sustainable, housing-led, urban extension which ensures separation from the villages of Girton, Histon and Impington.

Through the current South Cambridgeshire District Council local plan process, Barratt have made a series of representations to amend the northern boundary of the allocation to properly reflect the nature of the site and the decision of the Inspector is awaited.  

There is potential for Darwin Green Two and Three land to provide in the region of 1,100 homes, together with the allocated Country Park.