The Share to Buy website offers a range of affordable property ownership options in Fenland
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) have linked with affordable home ownership specialist Share to Buy, bringing a new platform dedicated to those looking to buy a home in the region.
Their website offers useful information about affordable ownership schemes. These include Shared Ownership, Help to Buy and CPCA Mayor James Palmer's new £100k Homes project. It also lists the latest homes available in our region. You can register to receive property alerts about new homes that meet your search criteria, updates about the latest housing developments and invites to home buying events.
You can also visit the Government Help to Buy portal to find out the local schemes available to support you to buy an affordable home.
Fenland is located in the north of Cambridgeshire, just a 40 minute drive away from Cambridge. The area has a rich and unique history and is affectionately known as the Fens. Communities initially settled on the silt ridges and islands of the Fens over 6000 years ago - many of which have become the towns and villages of today.
Over 100,000 people live in the district, with the majority living within the four market towns of Wisbech, March, Whittlesey and Chatteris. House prices in Fenland are the most affordable in Cambridgeshire, with the average house price for first time buyers estimated to be £170,000 compared to £375,000 in Cambridge. (Zoopla: 2020)
Residents and tourists alike enjoy the beautiful scenery, heritage and open spaces within the area. Our market towns each have a traditional market day and offer a mix of shops, cafes and museums. Traditional festivals in the district, from the Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival to the Wisbech Rose Fair, are renowned nationally. There is a great deal of community spirit in Fenland, with a wide range of groups and societies available to cater to a variety of interests.
Fenland is relatively rural but is well connected with the rest of the country. The A47 runs across the north of the district, linking to Peterborough to the West and Norwich to the East. The A141 and A142 link to Cambridge, Huntingdon, Newmarket and Ely. Rail stations are located in March, Whittlesey and Manea. March has a frequent rail service to Cambridge, Ely and Peterborough and offers direct links to Birmingham and Stansted Airport. London King's Cross can be accessed via Peterborough and takes just 50 minutes by train.