MP visits new homes scheme in St Ives
Jonathan Djanogly, the Member of Parliament for the Huntingdon Constituency, visited Linden Homes' new homes scheme at St Ives – which has seen the transformation of a former builders' merchant site.
The local MP visited the popular YES! development on London Road in his constituency to see how the award-winning housebuilder has progressed with its transformation of the former Jewson site.
Having already enjoyed tremendous success, the development will shortly enter its second phase, and will see a total of 191 new homes being built.
After receiving an update on the progress made on the site's regeneration, Mr Djanogly was accompanied on a tour by Linden Homes' technical director, Barry Maynard.
Aside from matters relating to the scheme, discussions were also held on various industry topics from apprenticeships through to sustainability, with Mr Djanogly being presented with details of Linden Homes' own energy initiative.
Following the visit, Mr Djanolgy commented: "I was pleased to have the opportunity to visit the former Jewson's site to see the work completed by Linden Homes to date in bringing forward the development of this brownfield site. I welcomed the sensitive approach that has been adopted with regards to the scheme's layout and design and was pleased to understand a little more about the overall development."
Barry Maynard, Linden Homes' technical director for Linden Homes Midlands, added: "We were delighted that Mr Djanogly could take the time to visit our St Ives development and after the work completed to date in advancing the regeneration of this site, it was pleasing to receive his positive feedback. We were also faced with the challenge of overcoming a number technical issues of remediating a contaminated site and providing an innovative sustainable urban drainage design.