The Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service is preparing an Area Action Plan (AAP) for North East Cambridge. The proposed relocation of the Cambridge Waste Water Treatment Plant will provide the catalyst for developing a new low-carbon city district in this area. The vision for the AAP is that North East Cambridge will be a socially and economically inclusive, thriving, and low-carbon place for innovative living and working; inherently walkable where everything is on your doorstep.”
The adopted Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire local plans identify this broad area for development and note that this would require the waste water treatment plant to be relocated. This will enable around 8,000 new homes and around 2.53 million square feet of new business space to be created across the entire AAP site.
Cambridge City Council and Anglian Water were successful in a bid for Housing Infrastructure Funding (HIF), prioritised by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority in 2018 and granted in March 2019, to relocate Cambridge Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Cambridge City Council owned driving range. This comprises a significant part of the North East Cambridge AAP area referred to as the ‘Core Site’.
The draft AAP will be published for consultation later this summer.