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Views received on plans to relocate UK water treatment plant

An aerial view of the site
An aerial view of the site
Anglian Water has published a summary report following the first phase of consultation on proposals to relocate the Cambridge Waste Water Treatment Plant.
The public consultation took place between July and September and sought views and feedback from the local community and stakeholders on the three potential relocation sites.
Over 5,000 people visited the digital engagement platform and virtual exhibition space and Anglian Water received in excess of 3,000 comments from residents. The company is carefully considering all responses alongside environmental, operational, planning and programme assessments before concluding the site selection process in late January 2021.
The relocation project to enable sustainable growth in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire will deliver a modern, carbon-efficient waste water treatment plant that will continue to provide vital services for the community and the environment, recycling water and nutrients, producing green energy and enabling Cambridge to grow sustainably.
Karen Barclay, head of the Cambridge relocation consultation, said: “The feedback we received has been hugely valuable to our site selection and early design processes for the project and we are now carefully considering all responses before we conclude our site selection process in late January 2021. The relocation project gives us the opportunity to design and build a modern, carbon-efficient plant, using the latest technologies enabling us to continue to serve the needs of our customers.”
The second phase of consultation will begin in the summer of 2021 and will continue the company’s commitment to working with the community and wider stakeholders to respond to their feedback to develop the proposals and explore ways in which the project could deliver opportunities to improve local amenity, landscape and biodiversity.
An aerial view of the site