About Waterbeach New Town

About Waterbeach New Town 

Waterbeach new town photograph

In September 2019 outline permission was granted for up to 6500 dwellings on the site of the former Army Barracks and surrounding land in Waterbeach. The Ministry of Defence have chosen to use Urban and Civic to promote the site, whilst RLW are representing the land owners adjoining the former Army Barracks to the east. In December 2019, the design code was approved for the first 1600 homes to be located on the site. These will make up phase 1 of the development. At present, it is estimated that the development will take around 20 years to complete.

About Waterbeach New Town  

How can I view the Waterbeach planning 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/0559/17/OL- 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 

Waterbeach Timeline

September 2018 - Waterbeach allocated as a ‘New Town’ in the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan

September 2019 – Outline permission granted for up to 6500 dwellings

December 2019 – Phase 1 design code approved which sets out the look, feel and movement for the development of the first 1600 homes.

August 2020 - First reserved matters application approved for phase 1. This was related to matters reserved for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline planning permission S/0559/17/OL (20/01649/REM).

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