Inholm neighbourhood in Cambridgeshire will feature healthy homes and sociable streets - architecture and design

Inholm neighbourhood in Cambridgeshire will feature healthy homes and sociable streets



Dezeen promotion: House by Urban Splash aims to reinvent suburbia with a Cambridgeshire neighbourhood that is designed for healthy living.
Located eight miles outside of Cambridge, Inholm will form part of Northstowe, one of 10 new towns areas being created under the NHS programme, Healthy New Towns.
It will include 43 homes developed by House by Urban Splash ? the housing arm of Manchester-based property developer Urban Splash.
House by Urban Splash is creating a new neighbourhood in Inholm, which is part of new town Northstowe
Architecture firm Proctor and Matthews, which masterplanned the neighbourhood, sees the project as "a radical shift in thinking". As well as featuring healthy homes, Inholm will include streetscapes designed to promote wellbeing, biodiversity and community spirit. "For too long, the spaces in between homes have been dedicated to accommodating cars, not people," said studio co-founder and director Stephen Proctor.
"At Inholm, Northstowe, our new blueprint for healthy living includes sociable streets, green fingers connecting spaces, pocket parks, bike sheds in every single garden, and edible fruit on trees on every corner."
The development will include 43 of the company's modular Town Houses
The masterplan centres around the concept of "sociable streets", which prioritise pedestrians over cars. The aim is to create spaces where neighbours can converse and children can play.
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