A carbon-efficient opportunity
Anglian Water’s goal is to be a net zero carbon business by 2030. The detailed study we have undertaken to identify possible site areas for the new plant has carefully considered how to minimise the carbon impact of the relocation project. The three site areas identified minimise the carbon emissions that would be produced constructing the new waste water treatment plant. Read more about this in our site selection reports.
A strategic objective of the Greater Cambridge Local Plan is to make Cambridge an environmentally sustainable city. The emerging North East Cambridge (NEC) draft AAP sets out that NEC will be a ‘low environmental impact urban district, addressing both the climate and biodiversity emergencies. Development will support the transition to renewables, zero carbon and embed the challenge of climate change resilience’.
We will work with stakeholders and the community to identify the most suitable site location for the new waste water treatment plant. We will share the results of the environmental studies and surveys which, along with your consultation feedback, will guide the design of the project.