There has been a lot of interest in our plans for Wintringham and we’ve provided responses to the most frequently asked questions below.
Yes, the Marketing suite for Morris Homes is now open. Please be aware, however that all visits are by appointment only.
Wintringham is currently a live construction site and so visits to the rest of the site are not currently available. Parts of the new landscaping will be opening later in the year. Register on our website to be kept up to date.
Morris Homes Marketing suite opening hours as well as details of booking an appointment are available on the Morris Homes website, accessible here.
You can park your car in the visitor parking spaces at the Morris Marketing suite. The relevant sales advisor will call you from your vehicle once the any previous visitors have departed.
Full details will be provided and thoroughly explained to you upon booking your appointment with the Morris Homes.
The measures in place are broadly:
All visitors will be required to wait in their vehicles until they are called in by the sales adviser.
New health and safety signage has been installed at the Sales and Marketing suite to ensure social distancing is adhered to at all times.
You will be required to use other hand sanitising stations set at each marketing suite and wear gloves during your visit. Face masks will also be available but are not compulsory.
For hygiene reasons there will be no access to facilities or refreshments, however you are welcome to bring your own bottled drinks.
Living at Wintringham
Approximate time frames will see the first housebuilders moving onto site in Autumn 2019, with the first residents expected to be moving in from Spring 2020. Timescales are subject to change but we will make regular updates available.
As Help to Buy is a national scheme, it will be available from the housebuilders where the property prices do not exceed the price cap for Help to Buy. The current Help to Buy scheme will run until April 2021 when it will be replaced by a new version. You can read more about Help to Buy here. https://www.helptobuy.gov.uk/
Yes there will be shared ownership opportunities across the range of homes and apartments. You are able to register for updates and we will keep you informed as more information becomes available.
Our vision for Wintringham is to create a place of enduring quality set in beautiful green space, using sustainable materials, with a strong infrastructure and a vibrancy that strengthens through the decades. A Design Code has been established, which sets out specific guidelines to safeguard the quality of design as the work progresses and we will work with the housebuilders at Wintringham to ensure these ambitions are realised.
It is a little too early at this stage to know what the prices will be across the housing mix. They will be set in line with the current market at the time they go on sale.
Self-build are one of the many housing types that Urban&Civic are considering along with modular homes and increasing the delivery rate of housing across all our developments. Self build are not part of the initial stages at Wintringham however we will be responding to market demands and would like to introduce self build in the future at Wintringham.
Education at Wintringham
Through the planning process, we discussed options with the education authorities and local schools, and it was agreed there was capacity and indeed an opportunity for Wintringham to support Ernulf Academy. The Academy is part of a working group with Urban&Civic and other local schools which will continue to monitor capacity issues in local schools and we have already started working with Ernulf on a few school projects.
The development will also provide a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) of many millions of pounds which can be used by the local councils to address local priorities, and support to local schools is being considered as one of the potential uses.
Getting to and from Wintringham
Leisure, retail and wellbeing
Business and employment at Wintringham
We are very keen to ensure opportunities within the development for local businesses and retailers. We have a retail strategy, which looks to ensure appropriate shop uses to support the community and the local area, and that includes a commitment to work with and promote opportunities to potential local providers and operators. You can submit and enquiry from our contact us page which will then be picked up by our commercial team.
You can submit and enquiry from our contact us page which will then be picked up by our commercial team.
Urban&Civic support the jobs and skills brokerage EDGE, which currently has a base in Huntingdon, and one of the first buildings coming forward will include a jobs brokerage. In the meantime, you can see jobs available on site and in the local area at www.sharperskills.co.uk
Contractors in the Community
While development work is underway
The Local Planning Authority has approved the following as part of the construction management plan for the early infrastructure works.
The standard working hours for all construction activities will be from:
07:00 - 19:00 Monday to Friday
07:00 – 13:30 Saturday (when/if required)
No construction will take place on Sundays and Bank Holidays
Deliveries will also be kept to within these hours; however, we will endeavour to reduce deliveries during peak hour traffic of 0800 - 0930hrs; and 1530 - 1730hrs Mon – Fri when possible. During the construction period it may be necessary in exceptional circumstances to work outside the prescribed working hours. Should this occur, the hours and duration of these works will be subject to consultation, with the relevant authority.
If you have a complaint or any issues about issues relating to construction on site, then please call us on 01480 413141.
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