Our newly adopted Local Plan actively encourages development and is aligned to the Government's agenda of providing much needed housing. Fully compliant with the NPPF, it aims to see at least 11,000 homes built and 7,000 jobs created over the next 15-20 years.
Fenland's Development Opportunities
A pro-growth Local Plan, excellent transport links and a growing economy - find out why we think you should build with us.
Fenland is the ninth fastest growing district in the country. Located in North Cambridgeshire, around 95,000 people live in the district with the majority within our four market towns of Wisbech, March, Whittlesey and Chatteris. Its unspoilt landscape, local heritage, international wildlife sites and vast open spaces attract thousands of visitors to the district every year.
With regular and rapid rail links to Peterborough and Cambridge, along with direct links to Norwich, Birmingham and Stansted Airport, Fenland is one of the most accessible locations in the East of England. Central London is just over an hour away by train. The opening of the North Cambridge station (May 2017) to serve the Cambridge Science Park will provide a 30 minute commute to March. The A47, A14 and A141 also afford good transport links.
Fenland's economy continues to grow, reflected by continued investment in infrastructure, skills, employment and education. The Building Schools for the Future program has delivered state of the art secondary schools across the district. A major £12 million investment in Whittlesey will allow easier movement along the A605 at Kings Dyke. Wisbech has been allocated £10.5million in transport infrastructure to assist with pump priming key sites.
Developing a future
Adopted in 2014, Fenland's Local Plan welcomes growth. It provides for 11,000 dwellings and 7,200 jobs in Fenland up until 2031. Praised by Eric Pickles, the pro-growth Plan is aligned to the Government's agenda of providing much needed housing for local people.
We want developers to be part of the process in continuing to make Fenland a great place to live, work and visit. But why should you be interested?
12 Large Urban Extensions - 6,500 dwellings
Up to 249 dwellings on non-allocated sites
Proposals for up to 249 dwellings on sites not specifically allocated in the Local Plan will be considered within or adjacent to our four market towns - Wisbech, March, Chatteris and Whittlesey.
Pro-growth Policies - Adopted Local Plan 2014
249 dwellings on non-allocated sites, and 12 large urban extensions.
Fenland is one of the most accessible locations in the East of England.
We want to help you build in Fenland and will provide active support to achieve this.
Why choose to develop in Fenland?