North East Cambridge 8,000 homes plan slammed over ‘hidden green belt destruction’
Cambridge Live – 14 Jan 2022
“Anglian Water is proposing to decommission the current site and build a new facility on land to the north of the A14, between Fen Ditton and Horningsea.
It was the impact of this proposed relocation that was criticised at the city council’s Planning and Transport Scrutiny Committee meeting on Tuesday (January 11) when the plans were discussed.
Andrew Martin, representing the Save Honey Hill campaign, argued at the meeting that it was a “disgrace” that green belt land would be destroyed.”
“The very hidden consequence of NECAAP is the destruction of a large area of green belt at Honey Hill.
“It’s a bit ironic really that we are all talking about open spaces, green spaces and all that and yet this development and this potential move of the sewage works to there will result in a million tons of concrete being poured on to this site.
“It is a fantastic area, I use it for walking my dogs, cycling and people ride horses round there, it’s a very tranquil part and it’s only four miles from Cambridge.
“So we’re here talking about green space and open space and here we are doing a great disservice by planning to actually destroy it.
“I think it is an absolute disgrace really.”