Delighted to report that Allia, the social enterprise business in Cambridge, have appointed Instinctively Green Ltd to project manager their first high energy housing project.
A site in Peterborough has been identified and initial survey work being undertaken.
An outline planning application is expected to be submitted by early summer 2017.
In April the detailed planning application was approved by South Cambs District Council.
This is excellent news and now triggers the start of the detailed technical design by Townhus and their consultant team lead by Mole Architects.
Work has started on the detailed design of Cambridge’s first Cohousing project.
The members group….which is now 33 strong (out of 42) are working together on the more detailed elements of their homes and the rules as to how they will operate as a Cohousing group.
IG is supporting this work and acting is the link between the members and the preferred developer, Townhus.
All being well construction will start in the summer of 2016.
Instinctively Green helped South Cambs DC to become a Custom Build Vanguard Authority in 2015. The Vanguard initiative was set up by DCLG to help unlock the barriers to bringing forward self build and other new Custom Build housing options. Through this work SCDC has set up a register of self builders and potential land holdings.
The detailed planning application for Cambridge’s first Cohousing scheme was finally submitted to South Cambs District Council in December 2015.
The submission by the developer partner Townhus is the result of 6 months work turning the initial outline application and the group’s client brief into the detail submission.
All being well we hope for an approval notice in the Spring of 2016 enabling work to start on site early summer 2016. Completion is expected Spring 2017.
Instinctively Green provided a one day workshop for the Board members of Colne Housing as part of a review of their sustainability policy.
Cambridge Cohousing Project k1
Cambridge’s first Cohousing project took a step closer when the newly form company received confirmation from the HCA that their bid for a grant to progress their planning application was approved.
The company are now confirming the appointment of the professional team.
The unique Cohousing Project….Cambridge k1….has taken a massive step forward over the past few months. The Group now consists of 36 paid up members. A new company has been formed. A client brief depicting the Group’s aims, ambitions and key criteria is nearing completion.
Next step is to secure funds and prepare the outline planning application.
Instinctively Green provided a Board level masterclass in creating a sustainability strategy in the summer. The work involved a one day workshop and has helped the organisation identify the next stages of work on their sustainability journey.
Instinctively Green has completed the phase one report and issued to the Cambridge City Council.
The phase one report confirms that there is interest in forming and delivering a co-housing project at Orchard Park, cambridge. The report confirms that a viable development with local constructors is possible.
A decision is expected from the City formally in the autumn.