Community Benefits and Initiatives

 
 
Community Benefits and Initiatives

  

Gallagher Estates
The development will bring a wide range of community benefits, which will serve people in surrounding communities, as well as the new residents of Arbury Park.

Local facilities

• A new primary school
• Local shopping facilities
• A new community centre
• A variety of on-site sports and recreational facilities, including a multi-functional hall and all-weather sports pitches
• Children´s play areas within easy reach of all houses

Transport

Arbury Park´s street network will accommodate, rather than encourage, the use of private cars, with priority given to promoting cycling, walking and public transport. Benefits will include:

• An east-west pedestrian and cycling route through the site, with links to Mere Way and Cambridge Road
• Pedestrian/cycle crossings on King´s Hedges Road
• Secure cycle parking
• All properties will be within 300m of a bus stop
• Extension of the Citi 2 and Citi 4 bus services
• 20mph speed limits on internal roads
• Easy access to the proposed Cambridgeshire Guided Busway system

Possible employment opportunities

• Research and development and biotech industries
• Hotel
• Car showrooms
• Shops and other services

Housing

• A high percentage of affordable housing, with 270 affordable homes, including key worker housing
• A mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses and flats for sale and rent

Initiatives

Arts & Business logo• A Community Development Officer will be appointed, to help support all new residents and also to provide vital links with residents in Arbury, King’s Hedges and Impington.
• Two part-time youth workers will also be appointed, to work directly with young people in and around the new development.
• Artist Patricia MacKinnon-Day has joined the design team to assist with developing design proposals. Funding for art initiatives has been provided as part of the Section 106 Agreement. In addition the developers and the District Council have received an investment from Arts & Business New Partners to further develop the creative partnership. Arts & Business New Partners is funded by the Arts Council England and the Department for Culture Media and Sport.
• An Innovation Fund has been set up to help promote and enable schemes to improve the sustainability of Arbury Park.