Introduction to K1
is a piece of land in Orchard Park, Cambridge, owned by the city
council. The council is interested in progressing the establishment of
a Cohousing project on the site. Cambridge
Architectural Research (CAR) was appointed to market test the
establishment of a
Cohousing project and this was successfully achieved. CAR is now
facilitating the establishment of all the legal structures required to
proceed with building.
This represents an
excellent opportunity to bring forward a unique project in the city.
There is a significant amount of work to be done, one critical task
being to submitt an outline planning application to South Cambs council. The
original outline planning permission for 36 open market dwellings on
0.86ha (2.1 acres) has expired and a new application is required. The
K1 residents group
and CAR, working together, are keen to help bring this opportunity to
fruition. Please see below for contact information and our site
Because the allocation for affordable housing in Orchard Park has
already been met it is expected that all K1 residents will have to
purchase their houses.
Orchard Park is a new development between Kings Hedges and the
A14 just North of the Cambridge City Council boundary. K1 is to the
East and is a suitable size for a Cohousing community. In the Google
map below K1 is just left of centre (East of Graham Road).
The diagram below indicates the boundaries.
Throughout Enlinca's history one subject that has been very difficult
to agree upon is where exactly we want to live. All of the many dozens
we have considered have had some sort of a problem for a significant
members. K1 is no different, but it represents an excellent opportunity
to finally get a community built. It is in one of the more affordable
areas of the city,
it has good transport links, such as being right next to the recently
opened guided bus route, and is convenient for the Science
Park and CRC. If we succeed at K1 then more communities can be built
later. If you are interested to get involved please join the dedicated mailing list by sending an Email to .
dedicated website is at www.cambridge-k1.co.uk/
Although this article does not mention K1, it is what it is about. www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Home/Future-residents-to-help-design-estate.htm
For more detail about the Orchard park planning process the design
guide can be downloaded from www.scambs.gov.uk/documents/retrieve.htm?pk_document=908524
For even more information see
Page last updated 9/01/2013.