In 2011, Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Councils agreed to develop an Area Action Plan (AAP) for North East Cambridge, following consideration of options for the area through earlier Local Plan studies.
In 2014, the Councils held a public consultation on Issues and Options for the North East Cambridge Area Action Plan.
In 2017, a bid was prepared by Cambridge City Council in partnership with Anglian Water for submission to Homes England for Government Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) funding to unlock the site for high density residential and mixed-use development.
In 2018, both councils allocated the North East Cambridge area as a major development location in their adopted 2018 Local Plans. Closure of the current facility will unlock the regeneration potential of the area which has great walking, cycling and public transport links, including the new Cambridge North station, making it a highly sustainable location for new homes.
In 2019, the HIF funding bid was allocated by Homes England.
In 2020, The Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) funding was awarded to the relocation project to accelerate housing delivery through the AAP in recognition of the regional and national significance of the redevelopment opportunity. The Feedback from previous local plan consultations was used by the councils to help develop the draft North East Cambridge AAP, which was published for full public consultation.
In 2022, Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council issued their preferred options (Reg.18) greater Cambridge Local Plan for consultation in 2021. They agreed and published the North East Cambridge AAP in its Proposed Submission (Reg.19) form in 2022. The NECAAP process has now been paused until a decision has been made on the separate Development Consent Order (DCO) for Anglian Water’s proposed Greater Cambridge waste water treatment facility.
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