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About Trumpington Meadows

About Trumpington Meadows 

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Outline planning permission for the Trumpington Meadows development on Cambridge's southern fringe was issued on 9 October 2009 following the signing of a legal agreement with joint developers Grosvenor, the Universities Superannuation Scheme and BPHA (Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association).

The site is located off Hauxton Road, close to the centre of Trumpington Village.

Trumpington Meadows development proposals included:
• demolishing the former Monsanto buildings in Cambridge
• building 1200 new homes and a primary school
• creating a 60 hectare country park between Trumpington and Hauxton Mill
• two new road accesses
• a primary school including a community facility
• a local centre
• new and improved footpaths and cycleways
• open space, recreation facilities and children's play space

The Trumpington Meadows site has been able to move forward with 40% affordable housing, thanks to a landmark deal struck between the local authorities, BPHA (representing Cambridgeshire Partnerships) and the developers/owners of the site.
An agreement has been put in place by Cambridgeshire Horizons to provide Grosvenor and USS with a £4.5 million loan from the Housing Growth Fund to ensure an agreed rate of home building and the delivery of the primary school with community facilities in the first phase of the development.

Crucially, as homes were sold, the loan was repaid by the developers and will be available to future developments. This innovative, flexible approach to using Housing Growth Funds is understood to be the first of its kind in the country.
The Trumpington Meadows development was the first of four proposed housing developments for the southern fringe of Cambridge to receive outline planning permission. Clay Farm and Glebe Farm on the southern and eastern edges of Trumpington - were also approved by the Joint Development Control Committee in 2008.


How can I view the Trumpington Meadows application?

The easiest way for you to view the plans is to visit and search for the planning applications using the application reference numbers:

  • S/0054/08/O - Outline Planning Application

If you do not have internet access, you can also view the plans at our office between 9am and 5pm weekdays.

Any consultations can be accessed here 

Trumpington Meadows Timeline

October 2009 – Outline permission granted after S106 completed

November 2010 – Country park approved

Late 2012 – First homes in Trumpington Meadows occupied

September 2013 – Trumpington Meadows Primary School opened