Fen Road and Ditton Fields

Creating Communities

Through our Cambridge Investment Partnership, we have submitted two planning applications to pilot the first Passivhaus council home projects in Cambridge. 

Committed to tackling the climate emergency

The planning applications at Fen Road and Ditton Fields will provide 18 low carbon new council homes as part of Cambridge City Council’s programme to provide new homes in the city and its commitments to tackling the climate emergency. 

Working closely with experienced architects Pollard Thomas Edwards, the pilot Passivhaus homes will have very high standards of environmental sustainability along with very low energy use and heating costs. They will be built using offsite manufactured timber frame systems, with highly insulated walls and roofs and, by using air source heat pumps as an energy source, will avoid fossil fuel gas several years ahead  of it becoming obsolete under the 2025 Future Homes Standards.