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17/02/2020

South Cambridgeshire approves Inholm plans

Offsite manufacturing of housing / iStock-173607372

South Cambridgeshire District Council’s planning committee has approved plans for Inholm, a ‘contemporary’ Fenland village and the second phase of Cambridgeshire’s new town, Northstowe.

The new town of Northstowe will consist of 10,000 homes and Inholm will be “the largest in the UK” to be manufactured off-site using modern volumetric construction.

The village of Inholm will see 406 modular homes delivered in a scheme led by Proctor & Matthews Architects.  

Designs for the modular homes will include designs by architects shedkm, which the buyer would be able to configure to their own design before they are built in a factory and delivered to site.

The village would encompass a range of housing typologies, including later living homes and mixed-use buildings. 

Ian Killick, director at shedkm, said: “The ‘Inholm’ urban village will feature the most up-to-date versions of our house and apartment designs, incorporating new technologies and Cambridgeshire-inspired materials and details.

“We’re working with a great team and have high hopes of creating an exemplar neighbourhood that sets a new benchmark for the use of modern methods of construction.”

The neighbourhood quarter will feature a country park, sustainable drainage swales, ecological zones and an education campus.

Stephen Proctor, founder of Proctor & Matthews Architects, said: “Our design for this contemporary mixed-use residential quarter is inspired by the form of traditional edge-of-fenland settlements and recent archaeological discoveries within the locality.

‘Innovative clusters of homes employing offsite modular construction will help to deliver a visually distinctive narrative creating a new Inholm village for the 21st century.”

The customisable homes will be launched in late spring / early summer. 

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