March 1, 2021

Building work takes off at new housing site near Ely

Construction is underway on a new housing development in the Cambridgeshire village of Witchford, near Ely, ready for the site opening to the public in spring.

Bellway is building 110 new homes at the site, off Manor Road, after East Cambridgeshire District Council approved detailed plans earlier this year.

The new development will be known as The Vickers, named after one of the aircraft which operated from RAF Witchford during the Second World War.

Three and four-bedroom houses for private sale are being built, as well as 35 affordable homes – comprising one and two-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom houses – for local people available for rent or shared ownership.

More than three acres of public open space, including an equipped children’s play area, will be provided, as well as a cycle path linking Common Road and Manor Road. There will also be land available on the site for an additional six self-build homes.

Rachael Gatehouse, Sales Manager for Bellway Eastern Counties, said: “We are providing much-needed housing for this part of Cambridgeshire on an attractive site overlooking picturesque green space and just a short walk from the village centre.

“We have worked with the local authority to ensure that these new homes at The Vickers meet the needs of local people and complement their surroundings.

“This is a highly sustainable location for new housing, as Witchford has excellent local amenities, including shops and well-regarded schools for all ages. It’s just three miles to Ely city centre and only 15 miles to Cambridge, while the new development is close to both the A142 and the A10, making it convenient for commuters.

“We’ve already seen a considerable amount of interest in the new homes and are looking forward to welcoming the first visitors to the development next year.

“In the meantime, people can find out more on our website, where they can register an interest to receive updates about the development launch.”

For more information, call 01353 383827 or visit bellway.co.uk.