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Soham, Cambridgeshire

Welcome to Manor Oak Homes’ public consultation website for our proposed new development at land north of Blackberry Lane, Soham in Cambridgeshire.

Our Vision: Manor Oak Homes are pleased to announce we are promoting a development of up to 35 new houses providing a variety of tenures including affordable units and public open space. The site forms part of land that is allocated for residential development by Policy SOH 6 of the East Cambridgeshire District Council Local Plan 2015.

We welcome your views on our proposals

The Proposed Development

The proposed development will seek to deliver an attractively designed new residential scheme of circa 35 new homes comprising a range of house types, sizes and tenures. The Concept Masterplan has been sensitively designed to respect the surrounding settings and provide a landscape led approach to the development including:

  • The delivery of up to 35 quality new homes;
  • 30% of total dwellings to be affordable;
  • A layout which includes circa 0.7 hectares (1.7 acres) of public open space;
  • A vehicular access off Dace Drive within Felix Park to the south;
  • Footpath connections link into wider public right of way network;
  • Existing high quality trees and hedgerows retained and reinforced with additional planting
  • Landscape-led scheme with green spaces providing opportunities for relaxation, recreation and creating a natural setting for dwellings, and
  • A noise bund and a natural living willow acoustic fence runs parallel to the eastern boundary to provide noise mitigation.

Online Public Consultation

Stakeholder engagement is a key part of the development process and we are interested to hear residents’ views, ideas and concerns.

We are therefore holding an Online Public Consultation until Thursday 27th July.

Information about the proposals is found by clicking on the PDF link below.

An online comments form, a PDF copy of the leaflet sent to nearby residents, and a PDF copy of the consultation boards can be found below. Please submit any comments you may have by 27th July 2023. 

Data Protection: all contact details and comments will only be used expressly in connection with this consultation.

Next Steps

This consultation exercise precedes the submission of an outline planning application to East Cambridgeshire District Council which will seek permission for the principle of up to 35 dwellings along with access. All other details will be subject to reserved matters applications in future.

Residents in close proximity to the site should receive a formal invitation to respond to the application from East Cambridgeshire District Council upon the submission of the application. Any response you make will be made available to Manor Oak Homes accompanied by Officer advice explaining how we should address any issues raised.

Thank you for your feedback

Online Consultation Boards

A PDF version of the Online consultation boards is available here, click to download.



Manor Oak Homes is a multi-disciplined company that specialises in promotional agreements, option agreements and freehold purchases for strategic land opportunities.

We believe in working on an open-book basis, building a strong relationship with clients, consultants, political bodies and industry contacts alike. We insist on working in a spirit of good faith, ensuring that we work in an environment of transparency and trust. We do not rely on a board, or the excuse of a board not to get things done, and will always pick up the phone at the first opportunity.


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