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

Representation ID: 168472

Received: 14/10/2019

Respondent: Pigeon Land Ltd

Agent: Savills

Representation Summary:

We are concerned that some of the build-out rates assumed in the document are neither realistic, nor underpinned by the Councils' own evidence.

For example, NIAB (Darwin Green): Darwin Green development is being constructed by a single developer. The usually applied rule-of-thumb is that a single developer operating from a single sales point might reasonably be expected to achieve approximately 50 market sales per year subject to a range of other factors, all of which will either increase or decrease sales rates. The peak build-out rate on this site is projected as being 120 dpa (Years 3 to 5) and there is no explanation as to how such a rate of delivery might be achieved. By way of comparison, the same developer at Trumpington Meadows achieved an average of 70 dpa and a peak of 93 dpa.

The adoption of a peak annual delivery rate of c. 70 dpa is supported by the evidence in the document.