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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.

New houses

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.

Well connected

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.

Growing economy

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?