The second phase of public consultation by Anglian Water on the relocation of its waste water treatment plant is due to end on Wednesday, 18 August. This second phase of consultation follows the extensive site selection process which identified an area north of the A14, between Fen Ditton and Horningsea as the most suitable of three proposed sites for the new facility.
According to the Cambridge Waste Water Treatment Plant Relocation Project, the proposals have been progressed to incorporate the feedback received by local communities in the non-statutory first phase of the consultation which took place in 2020 and with advice from The Design Council, an independent charity and the Government’s strategic advisor on design. Alongside new habitats for wildlife, existing footpaths will be added to and extended, creating improved access for non-motorised users to the Cambridgeshire countryside. A proposed Discovery Centre will also provide educational opportunities for local schools and communities.
The initial design proposes that the 22-hectare plant will be screened by a wide circular earthwork bank, inspired by ancient Fen hill forts. The grassy bank will blend in with the surrounding landscape as it matures, both providing an immediate screen to the facility and creating new habitat for wildlife.
This phase of the consultation will run until August 18, after which all feedback will be considered and presented back to the community as part of phase three consultation next year.
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