Cambridge 2000: Shelford Road: border of

Description: Shelford Road: border of: Clay Farm site
Shelford Road: border of map for Shelford Road: border of
Date photograph taken: 23 Jun 2010 (Alternative map: Google map)

This is one of many development sites bordering Cambridge. The site is west of the main railway line and straddles both sides of the former Cambridge-Bedford railway line, which is used by the Cambridge Guided Bus. All the housing will be to the west of Hobson's Brook, with "green" areas to the east. The site stretches from Long Road at the north to Shelford Road in Trumpington at the south. It totals around 109 hectares, of which around 49 are for the "green" areas, and there will be around 2300 homes.

There is an access road for Addenbrooke's Hospital along the southern edge of the site but although it would be an obvious and sensible through road this is not allowed.

An outline planning application was submitted in 2007-2008 and outline planning permission was granted in 2008. The masterplan was designed by PRP Architects.

The photo shows the pre-development view looking northwest from near the southern boundary of the site. The former railway line is parallel to and behind the long line of trees, except at the very right where the tree line instead follows Hobson's Conduit.

In October 2010 the developer, Countryside Properties, combined this with the nearby but non-contiguous Glebe Farm site, located between Shelford Road and Hauxton Road, and called the whole development Great Kneighton.

Infrastructure work began in late 2010.

The first homes on the site were occupied in early 2013.

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