Plans for Phase 2 Infrastructure

Future opportunities

Phase 2 Infrastructure consultation

What is Phase 2 Infrastructure?

Discussions for Phase 2 of the North West Cambridge Development are now underway with the University of Cambridge planning the infrastructure for Phase 2.

Since 2013 the North West Cambridge Development have been building Phase 1 of the development, the area now known as Eddington. Eddington opened in 2017 and is the heart of the new residential community.

Unprecedented in scale and ambition, Eddington is a new place complete with award-winning community facilities which are open to the wider community to enjoy.

Phase 2, part of the Outline Planning Consent granted in 2013, will build on this legacy, focusing on providing more essential housing in the area. The development is ultimately set to have 1,500 homes for University and College staff, 1,500 private houses for sale and accommodation for 2,000 postgraduates.

Phase 2 is in South Cambridgeshire, to the West and North of Eddington, reaching further up Huntingdon Road and down to the land behind the Madingley Road Park and Ride.

The Phase 2 Infrastructure work does not contain any plans for the housing in Phase 2: it looks at the new road junctions on Huntingdon Road and within the development, extending the parkland already at Eddington and creating communal outdoor facilities such as sports areas, allotments and play areas.

We are undertaking this consultation to share with you the plans for Phase 2 Infrastructure and to take any comments you may have on board. You can find full details on how to submit comments to us on the boards and information below.

The proposals

Click on the boards below to read more information about the proposals.

Board 1 – Introduction

Board 2 – Brook Leys

Board 3 – Green corridors

Board 4 – Sports pitches and allotments

Board 5 – Public realm

Board 6 – Sustainability

Board 7 – Next steps

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Application

When will the application be submitted?

Once this consultation has closed we will consider your feedback before finalising our proposals.

It is our ambition to submit planning applications for these works in Winter 2020. An estimated timeline for progressing passed that point is shown below, although subject to change.

Key timeline:

  • Application submission – December 2020
  • Target application decision – Spring 2021

How long have I got to comment?

We would welcome any comments you may have by 30 September 2020.

Once we have received your responses, we will use these to inform the ongoing scheme design, before we finalise and submit our planning application. The comments received will be summarised as part of our application. All comments will be recorded anonymously.

How do I comment?

The best way to comment on the proposals is to complete a short survey here.

You may also send an email to us at: info@eddington-cambridge.co.uk

I have a question that isn’t answered here.

If the information on this page does not answer your question, feel free to reach out to the team via email at: info@eddington-cambridge.co.uk

 

Construction

When will the works start?

Works will not start until successful receipt of planning permission and subsequent approvals from within the University.

If the application is submitted in Winter 2020, the earliest we could expect to receive planning permission would be Spring 2021. At that point we would begin the process of securing remaining internal approvals and appointing contractors. Therefore construction work is not expected to begin until at least the second half of 2021, if not early 2022.

How will the works impact me?

We are committed to keeping disruption to a minimum during construction.

At some point we will need to carry out construction activities near to existing properties, both within Eddington and properties on Huntingdon Road near to the proposed access and cycleway.

For safety and construction purposes, once works have begun there will be temporary road closures in place. Alternative routes will be identified in partnership with local authorities and any diversions will be clearly signposted.

We will ensure the community have advance warning of any works to help minimise impacts. We will continue to work with the local authorities and affected parties as our plans develop.

Where will construction access come from?

There are currently dedicated construction access routes are from Madingley Road, which do not impact general traffic. Our intention is that these access routes will continue to be used.

We are also considering whether further access will be needed from Huntingdon Road. These proposals will be discussed with local authorities and key stakeholders prior to the commencement of any work.

What will happen with the spoil?

We are looking to reuse the as much of the existing and new spoil as possible to create the new landforms on the western edge of the site. A relatively small volume of material will have to be exported or imported where the reusing spoil is not suitable or practicable.

Does this impact any flooding downstream?

No, all works for Phase 2 Infrastructure will be undertaken in accordance with the site-wide drainage strategy which minimises flooding downstream. In fact, once the additional parkland to the western edge of the site is completed, flooding downstream should be reduced further as more water will be stored and recycled at Eddington.

I have a question that isn’t answered here.

If the information on this page does not answer your question, feel free to reach out to the team via email at: info@eddington-cambridge.co.uk

 

Facilities

When will the facilities be delivered?

The planning permission for the whole site requires us to deliver facilities in a timely manner based on the number of new residents moving in. We will be looking to make the facilities available for public use as soon as we can.

Why is there no housing in this information?

This proposal only provides the underlying infrastructure to support new housing, which will be delivered in the years to come. Detailed proposals for this new housing will come later in Phase 2 and we will be consulting on them in due course.

Will there be any new bus routes?

As the population of Eddington grows, our intention is to add further bus routes from Huntingdon Road to Eddington. However any proposals for new or extended bus routes will need to be fully reviewed with bus operators and we are not able to provide a timeline for when this might happen.

Who can use it? Is it only for University staff?

All of the parkland and play areas will be open to the public for anyone to use and enjoy for free at any time.

Can everybody use the sports pitches?

All of the sporting facilities will be open to the public for anyone to use and enjoy. Much like the sporting facilities delivered in Phase 1, these will be available for advanced booking at competitive prices. For more information on Eddington’s current sporting facilities please click here.

Will there be a car park?

A small number of parking spaces are planned to facilitate the use of the sports pitches. These are only intended to be used by users of the sporting facilities. Any new car parking spaces will be subject to car parking management and enforcement like the rest of Eddington. For more information about Eddington’s current parking policies please click here.

Will there be floodlights on the sports pitches?

The all-weather facilities will be flood-lit to ensure that we can maximise opportunities for the community to make use of them. The location of the sports pitches and lighting design has been carefully considered in line with existing lighting policies and regulations to ensure the effects of this lighting are limited and minimise disturbance to adjoining residents and other stakeholders.

How can I get an allotment?

An allotment policy for the distribution and management of allotments will be drawn up and agreed with local authorities in due course. When this policy has been agreed all information will be made publically available via our website.

I have a question that isn’t answered here.

If the information on this page does not answer your question, feel free to reach out to the team via email at: info@eddington-cambridge.co.uk

Have your say

We would welcome any comments you may have by 30 September 2020.

Once we have received your responses, we will use these to inform the ongoing scheme design, before we finalise and submit our planning application. The comments received will be summarised as part of our application. All comments will be recorded anonymously.

How do I comment?

The best way to comment on the proposals is to complete a short survey here.

If the information on this page does not answer your question, feel free to reach out to the team via email at: info@eddington-cambridge.co.uk

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