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

Representation ID: 168473

Received: 14/10/2019

Respondent: Pigeon Land Ltd

Agent: Savills

Representation Summary:

Darwin Green (NIAB)

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 supported by the evidence in the document, on this site alone would reduce the projected five-year supply by over 150 dwellings.