Greater Cambridge Housing Trajectory and Five Year Housing Land Supply - Main Document

Representation ID: 168415

Received: 14/10/2019

Respondent: MacTaggart and Mickel

Agent: Rapleys LLP

Representation Summary:

The delivery rates relied upon by the Councils are very high. The Councils acknowledge that accelerated delivery rates in Cambridge are influenced by the development of flats rather than houses. While build out rates in the two administrative areas will be different, it is important not to over state the number of units that can reasonably be delivered in any one year. Historically, such an approach has led to delivery falling short of projections.

On some of the large strategic sites the Councils have assumed delivery of up to 250 units per annum. This assumption relies on delivery from several sales outlets operating simultaneously. When establishing the credibility of these delivery rates it is important that the Councils consider, on a site by site basis, the likelihood of multiple sales outlets operating concurrently.