About the project

Cambridge Investment Partnership is an organisation that is focused on transforming and investing in areas of land across Cambridge, helping to meet housing demand and providing much-needed affordable homes.

We are proposing to create 12 environmentally-friendly council rented homes and create a new, safe and green access for walking and cycling to the Five Trees open space (which will be preserved in its entirety) and 2 wheelchair adapted family homes.

You can view our online exhibition boards detailing the proposals by clicking the link below.

Once you have viewed the boards, please let us have your feedback by clicking the ‘Have Your Say’ tab below.

Live Webinar

As part of our consultation with the local community we hosted a live webinar to give people an opportunity to view the proposals and ask questions to the project team.

The webinar can be viewed below.

What are the proposals?

Our new scheme will proivde:

  • 12 council rented homes across a number of 2-storey buildings
  • 8 x 2-bed houses
  • 2 x 3-bed houses
  • 1 x 3-bed wheelchair adapted house
  • 1 x 4-bed wheelchair adapted house
  • Parking spaces with electric vehicle charging points
  • Private garden space for all homes
  • Generous provision of cycle spaces
  • New and improved walking and cycling access to Five Trees

Five Trees open space

We are proposing to replace the existing footpath between Fen Road and the Five Trees open space with a new route through the new development. This will be a safer and more welcoming path, lined with trees, for residents and members of the public to use.

Who is Cambridge Investment Partnership?

Cambridge Investment Partnership (CIP) is an equal partnership between Cambridge City Council and Hill Investment Partnerships. CIP is supporting the Council to deliver new council rented homes across the city by developing council-owned land and other sites.

The Partnership model allows the joint investment of land, funding and professional expertise in housing and mixed-use development. CIP is focussed on tackling Cambridge’s affordable housing shortage, optimising value for the Council whilst promoting excellence in design and placemaking.

To date, CIP has secured planning approval for 511 net new council rented homes across 14 sites in Cambridge. Such sites were previously used as council offices, council housing and underused garages no longer fit for purpose. Construction of these developments is well underway with the first development fully occupied earlier this year.


  1. Online consultation Complete
  2. Application submitted (February 2021) Complete
  3. Planning Committee decision (Summer 2021) Complete
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The Team

Cambridge Investment Partnership

Cambridge Investment Partnership


Carter Jonas

Carter Jonas

Planning Consultant

Pollard Thomas Edwards

Pollard Thomas Edwards





The Environment Partnership

The Environment Partnership

Landscape Architect

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