New housing development in Little Thetford to 'improve natural environment'
A new housing development in a Cambridgeshire village which is designed to "conserve and enhance wildlife" has been approved by planners.
The site in Little Thetford, named Cawdle Meadows, is set over three acres and will include two bungalows and a mix of four and five-bedroom family homes with double garages and gardens.
The homes, which will be available in the New Year, have been designed to overlook the green open space which will feature bark mulch paths and native trees, with the addition of insect hotels, log piles and bird and bat boxes to encourage wildlife.
Developers Annington say that shrubs and plants will be selected to appeal to bees and butterflies and front gardens will be “planted to encourage pollinating insects and provide seasonal colour”.
There will be five different house designs on the site, in a mixture of cream and red bricks, to keep the area “looking interesting and to reflect the variety of local homes in Little Thetford”.
Sally Parsons, property director at Annington, said: “It’s hugely rewarding when longstanding plans finally to come to fruition and the approval of this project is set to create additional housing opportunities for Little Thetford.
“This exclusive development is designed with the community in mind, blending the heritage and character of the village with the beautiful East Anglian landscape.”