The area comprises of approximately 293 hectares of land immediately north of Waterbeach village and 5 km north of South Cambridgeshire. In 2019, the council was granted permission for the development of the old Barracks to include up to 6,500 homes, six schools, community centres, health care, nurseries, a library, a museum, fitness centres, retail space, a hotel, 250 acres of open spaces, 40 km of cycle connections and much more.