Building a better future

Orchards Green is an evolving new community hub perfectly situated within walking distance of Ely’s city spires, unspoilt countryside and vibrant lifestyle.

A place to call home

Orchards Green is working with development partners to provide 1200 new homes over the next five years. With a provision for private housing and affordable homes, properties of mixed size and tenure will be unveiled during a considered programme of phased delivery.

Orchards Green Ely - phasing plan


View the location of the development in relation to key cultural, transport and leisure facilities.

Orchard's Green City Centre Ely Cathedral Ely Station Leisure Village Country Park Oliver Cromwell's House

All positions are indicative and should not be relied upon as actual boundaries.

Phase One

The initial phase of 199 properties will be built adjacent to the Isle of Ely school by Hopkins Homes, with a sales complex open in early 2018 and first properties available for sale during summer 2018. Phase one will also include a care home along with new retail and community facilities. 

Phase Two

An area allocated for 244 homes is currently under offer with a national building company.

Phase Three

Plans are in place to provide approximately 300 residential properties.

Phase Four

Assigned for 91 properties to include a proportion of individual plots for self-build units.

Phase Five

285 dwellings.

Phase 1
Phase 1
199 units
Phase 2
244 units
For sale
Phase 3
300 units
For sale
Phase 4
91 units
For sale
Phase 5
285 units
Exquisite Ely

Exquisite Ely

Find out about Ely’s heritage, environment and lifestyle - and the people who love it.


Ely is evolving

As an independent community, Ely is a friendly and dynamic place to live. Together with its new bypass, rail gateway, leisure complex and school adding to the area’s already excellent facilities, Ely uniquely combines timeless traditions and vibrant lifestyles with international business links.

Educational Excellence

Schooling is a key element of family life and Ely presents an excellent choice of schools and colleges for all ages and academic levels, with Cambridge’s internationally renowned universities are just on the doorstep.