Plans for hundreds of new flats, aparthotel and bike shop in Huntingdon Road in Cambridge have been put forward for public consultation.

Vertex Living would manage the property if approved, including 297 build-to-rent apartments, 201-room aparthotel, cafe, microbrewery and bike shop, and the tallest building on site would be around five storeys. The plans have drawn criticism over the size of units, which are described as aimed at those who do not qualify for affordable housing, but who also cannot afford to buy a property.

Currently 49% of all households in Cambridge rent privately.

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