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Case study: Trumpington Meadows - 10 years on

Trumpington Meadows was marketed as a well-designed, nature-centred, active-travel focused, community-friendly approach to development. Ten years after the first residents moved in, Rachel Masker asks whether it can be considered to have met its goals

With its townhouses, apartment blocks and postage stamp gardens, Trumpington Meadows, three miles south of Cambridge, looks much like any other urban development. The difference is that it sits alongside a new 60-hectare country park and nature reserve created out of depleted land on the edge of the city.Habitat creation began several years before construction to give the natural spaces time to........
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