Construction work has begun on 1,500-home Great Haddon location
04 Oct 2023

Construction work has begun on 1,500-home Great Haddon location

Housebuilder Vistry East Midlands has begun construction work on a major new location of around 1,500 new homes at Great Haddon in Peterborough.

The scheme, which also includes plans for a new primary school, playing fields, local centre and community building, is part of the wider 5,350-home Great Haddon sustainable urban extension taking place to the South West of Peterborough, next to the village of Yaxley.

Great Haddon Wood, as Vistry’s part of the development is to be known, will include homes built for private sale by Vistry East Midlands under the company’s Bovis Homes brand, with the first properties due to go on the market early 2024. Vistry’s Countryside Homes brand has already released homes for sale here.

At least 240 of the 1,499 homes being delivered by Vistry at the site off the A15 London Road will be provided as affordable housing for local people through rent or shared ownership.

Fraser Hopes, managing director of Vistry East Midlands, said: “The start of construction work at Great Haddon Wood marks an incredibly important step in the creation of this major urban extension to Peterborough.

“Vistry East Midlands will be building 992 homes split between 833 private homes, and 159 affordable homes available through rent or shared ownership. These will be sold at Haddon Green under our Linden Homes brand and at Haddon Peake under our Bovis Homes brand.

“In addition to these much-needed new homes, our development will also provide vital infrastructure to support this new neighbourhood, including land for a new primary school, sporting and community facilities.

“After securing detailed planning permission for the first phase at the end of last year, we are pleased to announce that work has begun on the first phase of homes at the Bovis Homes developments. We expect to be able to welcome the first residents into their completed homes at Haddon Green and Haddon Peake in the spring of next year.”

Outline planning permission for the wider 5,350-home Great Haddon neighbourhood was granted by Peterborough City Council in 2018. Vistry acquired the land for its proposed 1,499-home part of the scheme in March 2021 and secured detailed planning consent for its first phase of 160 properties in December last year.

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