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Alconbury Weald is a vibrant new community in the heart of Huntingdonshire between Cambridge, Peterborough, Bedford, and Northampton.

With a sense of arrival and unique character, Alconbury Weald encompasses high-quality homes, historically respectful layouts, natural landscaping, and inspiring civic buildings.

Alconbury Weald Stories, a new podcast from Urban&Civic, explores the narratives emerging from this special place. From its intriguing history of heritage sites and memories of agriculture to the bright ecological future inspired by its ancient woodlands, Alconbury Weald has already become an exciting place to live, work, and simply be.

For more information, visit http://www.alconbury-weald.co.uk

Alconbury Weald Stories Urban&Civic

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Alconbury Weald is a vibrant new community in the heart of Huntingdonshire between Cambridge, Peterborough, Bedford, and Northampton.

With a sense of arrival and unique character, Alconbury Weald encompasses high-quality homes, historically respectful layouts, natural landscaping, and inspiring civic buildings.

Alconbury Weald Stories, a new podcast from Urban&Civic, explores the narratives emerging from this special place. From its intriguing history of heritage sites and memories of agriculture to the bright ecological future inspired by its ancient woodlands, Alconbury Weald has already become an exciting place to live, work, and simply be.

For more information, visit http://www.alconbury-weald.co.uk

    Weald Origins

    Weald Origins

    Alconbury Weald is located on the West Cambridgeshire claylands of the River Great Ouse. A former RAF airfield, this 1,400-acre area will provide 5,000 homes, business space, green spaces, and new schools and facilities. But, as we're about to discover, this place has been inhabited for thousands of years!

    Join your host, archaeologist and TV presenter Raksha Dave, as we explore the rich and varied Weald Origins. Featuring conversations with Clemency Cooper from Oxford Archaeology, Joanne John from Bradley Murphy Design, and Alconbury residents Malcolm Rigby, a former RAF pilot, and his wife Anne.

    Discover the thrilling evidence of Iron Age communities, the lives and lifestyles of the Romans along the Ermine Street trade route, the aristocratic families with their manors and monuments, our listed military buildings, and more!

    With a rich and varied history and a bright new future, the community of Alconbury Weald has a formidable legacy — some of which is still to be discovered, and some of which is yet to be written.

    To find out more, visit [www.alconbury-weald.co.uk](http://www.alconbury-weald.co.uk/)

    • 24 min
    Wild Weald

    Wild Weald

    Alconbury Weald sits in a strategic location with a fascinating ecological profile, and access to historic wetlands and ancient woodlands. The provision of green space is at the heart of this new community design and 45% of the development won't be built on at all.

    Join your host, naturalist and TV presenter Mike Dilger, as he explores the Wild Weald in conversation with Rebecca Britton from Urban&Civic and James Patmore from Bradley Murphy Design. Here, nature unfolds in layers - from bat bricks, bird boxes and bug hotels in residents' gardens, through a series of green corridors, to a new Country Park and the dynamic wider landscape.

    Discover Alconbury Weald's ambitious tree-planting program and dedication to enhancing nature, and depart on an audio adventure with residents Darius, Carly, Charlie, and Darcie, who have captured the sounds of the natural world right on their doorstep.

    To find out more, visit http://www.alconbury-weald.co.uk

    • 18 min

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