Here’s a very relevant article by James Littlewood of Cambridge Past, Present Future (CPPF) on one of the massive buildings that are planned for North East Cambridge. The site for this building is just north of Cambridge North train station. But part of the planned development at North East Cambridge is of course land currently occupied by Cambridge’s waste water treatment plant (the core site).
Cambridge City Council and South Cambs District Council claim that North East Cambridge Action Plan can only really go ahead if the existing sewage works are demolished and relocated to Cambridge’s Green Belt. That is why the City and District Councils have postponed NECAAP consultation until after the Development Consent Order to relocate the sewage works has been decided. There are alternatives which would still help growth in that area.
Here’s CPPF’s response to the last consultation by Anglian Water on moving the plant
Letter from Karen Barclay (head CWWTPR) to Save Honey Hill
Many thanks for replying to our Phase Three Consultation, please find attached a copy of our reply to your consultation response.
Please also find attached a link to the Consultation Summary Report for your information. As you are aware, we submitted the DCO application on 31 January 2023 to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) for acceptance. We have since had constructive early discussions with PINS, and as a result we’ve asked them to pause the processing of our application while we provide them with some further information.
This is not entirely unusual with an application of this complexity, and we intend to provide the information within a matter of weeks. We don’t believe it will have any impact on the overall timescales for the project.
Head of Major Infrastructure Planning & Stakeholder Engagement
Anglian Water Services Limited