Trumpington Meadows

A new community for the 21st century

Trumpington Meadows is an award-winning new community built alongside an existing village south-west of Cambridge. It comprises 1,200 homes, a primary school and play area, community facilities and shops.

Trumpington Meadows Country Park

Trumpington Meadows’ 58-hectare country park was opened in June 2016 and is managed by the Wildlife Trust.

Martin Baker, Wildlife Trust Conservation Manager for Cambridgeshire, said

“The Wildlife Trust has worked closely with Grosvenor and USS over seven years to design and create the new nature reserve and country park at Trumpington Meadows."

“One of the largest areas of new wildflower meadows in Cambridgeshire can be found in the park, which is designed to be a place where wildlife can flourish and local people can enjoy contact with nature for many decades to come.”

As well as the offices for the Wildlife Trust,  there will be allotments, orchards and community gardens along the northern edge of the park.

In 2014, Trumpington Meadows beat 147 other schemes to win The Evening Standard's new homes award for 'Best Large Development'. The judges said that the development "raises the bar" for the next generation of communities, describing it as "a 21st century Welwyn Garden City".

Creating a great place

Our master plan is designed to create a place that's appealing, distinctive and sustainable. Eighty per cent of the site is open space including a riverside country park, natural play areas, playgrounds, orchards and allotments.

We aim to create a true community in the traditional sense, seamlessly integrating with the existing village of Trumpington, with a range of different sizes and types of homes, as well as joint amenities.

The site has strong sustainability criteria with excellent public transport links and exemplar standards for Code for Sustainable Homes at Level 4.

Delivery partnership

Barratt (Eastern Countries) is delivering the housing, the majority of which is made up of three to four-bedroom family homes, alongside smaller units aimed at first-time buyers and downsizers. Forty per cent of homes will be affordable, to be managed by Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association.

The first residents moved into Trumpington Meadows in May 2012 and since then more than 400 families have moved in to the new community.

Barratt Homes is expected to complete the final phase of housing in 2019.

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