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Letter from Government confirms £227 million to move water recycling centre

News release from 14/03/2019

£227 million Government funding to relocate a Water Recycling Centre and unlock a new low carbon community on the edge of Cambridge has been confirmed today after local councils, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s Mayor and Anglian Water received a letter from Housing Minister, Kit Malthouse.

The news follows an announcement during the Government’s spring statement by the Chancellor yesterday that relocating Anglian Water’s Water Recycling Centre, which currently sits beside the new Cambridge North station and the guided busway, and adjacent to Science and Innovation Parks, was one of four schemes to share £717 million Housing Infrastructure funding.

The full amount bid for under the Housing Infrastructure Fund was awarded to the project meaning it is possible for it to be carried out.

The site that is currently home to Anglian Water’s Water Recycling Centre on the edge of Cambridge is the last remaining brownfield site for regeneration.

The regeneration of the site and surrounding area is being delivered by Cambridge City Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council and Anglian Water.

Anglian Water will soon begin a consultation process for relocating the existing Water Recycling Centre from Cowley Road with communities and stakeholders.