Countryside secures planning permission and partner for new Haddon Cross scheme at Great Haddon, Peterborough
12 Apr 2023

Countryside Partnerships has secured planning consent for the first phase of Haddon Cross, a new development forming part of the Great Haddon sustainable urban extension to the southwest of Peterborough.

The first phase will deliver 157 new homes, of which 78 will be for sale on the open market under the Countryside Homes brand, and the remaining 79 will be affordable homes that will be owned and managed by Platform Housing Group following a recently signed agreement. 25 affordable homes were required under the planning agreement, with the additional 54 being provided over and above this requirement.

Alongside future phases, the scheme will deliver a total of up to 1,499 homes and will include 7.5 hectares of amenity open space, 8.4 hectares of accessible natural green space, three play facilities for children and young people, a 4.5-hectare playing field, a 1-hectare allotment and new water features.

This is Countryside’s second scheme within the wider Great Haddon masterplan. It is currently selling homes at Fletton Folly, a development of 347 two-, three- and four-bedroom houses.

The wider Great Haddon site has outline planning permission for up to 5,350 new homes, a district centre and two neighbourhood centres comprising retail, community and health, leisure, residential and commercial uses. The planning consent also includes provision for education facilities, sport and recreational facilities, strategic open space, landscaping, associated infrastructure and servicing.

Infrastructure works are already underway on the site and construction work on the new homes will start in the coming weeks.

Andy Reynolds, Managing Director, South East Midlands, Countryside Partnerships, said: “We are excited to have secured planning permission for Haddon Cross and to be working with Platform."

"There is a significant need for new, high-quality housing in this part of the East Midlands and this is a major step forward in meeting that demand. With homes at our Fletton Folly scheme already selling well as buyers relish the opportunity to live in modern homes and be part of the vibrant and well-connected new community at Great Haddon, we are pleased to be bringing forward the first phase of our second scheme within this new sustainable urban extension.”

Gerraint Oakley, Executive Director of Growth and Development at Platform Housing Group said: “We’re delighted to be part of this first phase of work that will bring much-needed affordable housing to this part of Peterborough."

"It’s great to be working alongside Countryside and the agreement is another great example of strong partnership work that will bring great benefits to the overall housing provision for the area. We look forward to being able to offer sustainable, energy efficient homes to our customers and to supporting the wider community to grow and flourish.”

References to “we”, “us” or “our” are to the part of the Vistry Group (including Linden Homes, Bovis Homes, Countryside Homes, Drew Smith or one of Vistry’s joint venture companies) from which you are intending to purchase a new home. References to "you” and “your” are to the prospective buyer or buyers of a new home from us.

All images are used for illustrative purposes only and are representative only. They may not be the same as the actual home you purchase and the specification may differ. Images may be of a slightly different model of home and may include optional upgrades and extras which involve additional cost. Individual features such as windows, brick, carpets, paint and other material colours may vary and also the specification of fittings may vary. Any furnishings and furniture are not included in any sale. Please check with our sales consultants for details of the exact specifications available at the development(s) for each type of home and the associated prices.