11/02/17

Latest newsletter hits the streets

It has been a busy few months at Waterbeach Barracks and Airfield, as the team get ready to put in the Outline Application for the development of the MOD-owned site. The latest Urban&Civic newsletter outlines a summary of feedback from the consultation events held in September and October last year which have helped shape both the Outline proposals, and will also be drawn into the more detailed applications which would follow on from an Outline consent.

You can view a copy here.

In the newsletter U&C provide a summary of the vision and materials shared at the events about the proposals for :

  • Protecting and enhancing the rich landscape setting, such as lakes and woodland;
  • Celebrating the heritage connections from Roman Car Dyke, along the medieval causeway to Denny Abbey, through to the military legacy of the RAF and Royal Engineers;
  • The plans for up to 6,500 new homes;
  • The education, health and community facilities to support the new homes and existing needs;
  • Extensive investment in public transport infrastructure and future plans for the A10;
  • Recreation and sports facilities, including plans to create in excess of 100 hectares of green space; and
  • Opportunities for skills and jobs within the development.

The newsletter also updates residents on the local groups using the community facilities, and the plans to refurbish two Barrack Block buildings to provide accommodation for doctors and nurses from Papworth Hospital. The start of work to expand the village cemetery and improve its footpaths is also featured. Work is due for completion at the end of March.

Rebecca Britton, Communities and Partnerships for Urban&Civic added:

“We know the importance of keeping people informed about this project, and value the input we have had from day one from local people and partners to shape the developing plans. We hope this newsletter is useful and interesting. But we also welcome the opportunity to meet people, talk through the plans, answer questions and show people around the site. If anyone wants more information then please do get in touch.”

To find out more about the current facilities and future plans, or to get a hard copy of the newsletter, please call Rebecca on 07739 339 889 or email rbritton@urbanandcivic.com

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