Waterbeach gains planning consent

Fletcher Priest’s masterplan for Waterbeach, north of Cambridge, has received planning approval.

The former RAF Airfield, which was also the barracks home of the Royal Engineers, is being developed by Urban&Civic on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, and will provide up to 6,500 homes, with associated employment, civic, leisure and education facilities across 293 hectares of land.

With approval confirmed, the next stages of planning and preparatory works will begin this summer, with homes and facilities being delivered on site from 2022.