Shade Common, The Shade / A142 CB7

Shade Common, The Shade / A142 CB7

1.4 to 7.2 acres (0.571 to 2.9 hectares)

Located within the Soham Northern Gateway development zone are thee plots extending to 1.41 acres, 2.88 acres and 2.92 acres respectively.

Two of the plots are currently allocated as 'employment land' within the Local Plan with all three benefiting from direct access off the A142 Northern roundabout onto the newly created site road.

The plots may be suitable, subject to planning, for a wide variety of uses such as car show room, day nursery, family pub, convenience store, petrol filling station or a care home as well as B1 (Business) / B2 (General Industrial) / B8 (Storage or Distribution) uses.

Key Features

  • Well located land facing the A142 linking Ely and Newmarket
  • Considered suitable for a wide variety of uses (STP)
  • Currently allocated as 'employment land'
  • Part of a rural growth settlement
  • Rapidly expanding local population with further residential development planned
  • Access road completed to adoptable standard


Soham is a town located around 5 miles from the A14 Junction 37, 9 miles from Newmarket and 16 miles north east of Cambridge on the A142 linking Newmarket with Ely. It has a population of around 10,200 people (2011 census) and is a designated a rural growth settlement.

There are a range of facilities in the town, which include a secondary school, library, various banks and a range of shops, while it also provides a base for a number of other commercial and industrial occupiers.

The plots are located within the Soham Northern Gateway development zone on the A142 Northern roundabout.

Terms & Conditions

Cambridgeshire County Council, represented by Carter Jonas, is particularly interested in receiving proposals that generate a secure income stream through a new lease with terms, including the legth of the lease, to be agreed.

Alternatively, long leasehold or freehold offers / proposals will be considered along with joint venture agreements.

It is important to note that the vendor reserves the right to not sell any plot in its entirety or any part of a plot as it sees fit.

The property is to be sold by Private Treaty.

Situational Details
A1 (Retail) A2 (Financial & Professional Services) A3 (Restaurants and Cafes) A4 (Drinking Establishments) A5 (Hot Food Takeaway) B1a (Offices) B1b (Research and Labs) B2 - B8 (General Industrial and Storage & Distribu C1 (Hotels) D1 (Non-residential institutions) D2 (Assembly & Leisure) Development And Land Sui Generis (Other)
Size of land
1.4 to 7.2 acres (0.571 to 2.9 hectares)
Carter Jonas reference
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