With the first phase of Wintringham progressing at pace, Urban&Civic, the master developer delivering this new part of St Neots, is starting to look at the next phase of the development. Phase 2 will deliver new facilities, a primary school, parks, play areas, sports facilities and the next 800 homes; and the community is being encouraged to help shape the plans coming forward.
Wintringham is being developed in three phases and Phase 2 covers an area between Wintringham Brook to the north and Hen Brook to the south. The core strategies, numbers and approaches established in the original planning framework continue through this next phase, including strategies for biodiversity, green infrastructure, drainage, water, transport and access.
Alongside the homes and facilities, Phase 2 will bring forward 54 acres of public green space including parks, play areas and sports pitches, and will enhance existing environmental features within the area including the Railway field identified in early engagement as an important habitat to retain and enhance. The landscape features will be supported by new green and blue wildlife corridors associated with the Ouse Valley.
A linear park will provide pedestrian and cycle routes running alongside the waterways, while a large central green will provide an area for play and recreation, and connect to community gardens and allotments.
Rachel Arnold, Communities and Partnerships for Urban&Civic said: “Health and wellbeing will be at the forefront of the vision for this next phase of Wintringham: which will literally put nature and green space at the heart of the development.
Wintringham has a growing and dynamic community, many of whom were not around when we engaged the surrounding communities in the initial plans: so we are keen to hear their experiences of the facilities and amenities within the first phase and their thoughts on what they want to see coming forward next.
Once complete, Wintringham will deliver 2,800 homes as well as new amenities and facilities, surrounded by quality green spaces, walkways and cycle paths. With currently
over 250 families moved in, the team are working on finalising the plans and delivery of the development’s District Centre which will come forward next within the first phase and include a convenience store, community space, a nursery, a health centre, shops, a gym and a cafe or restaurant. Plans will be submitted in the Summer, while the next stage of planning for Key Phase 2 will follow in the Autumn.”
Residents are being asked to share their thoughts on the plans. Please complete the resident consultation survey by 31 March 2023.