CAMBRIDGE City Council has recently been consulting on proposals to develop a new, modern community facility at The Meadows, which would replace both the existing facility and the Buchan Street Neighbourhood Centre, and deliver up to 100 much-needed new council homes for local people.
In listening to the views of local people in the consultation, the council has noted the comments which have been submitted, and is working on changes to the design to take into account these comments, allowing it to refine and improve the scheme.
In particular, the council is looking again at how the new centre and housing will relate to the open space at St Alban’s Recreation Ground, and enhance the relationship between the centre and the open space.
The council recognises the importance of open space for a variety of reasons, including formal and informal sports and play opportunities, but also to provide spaces for biodiversity.
To enable this review, time frames have changed and the planning application will not now be submitted in July. It is anticipated that there will be a further public consultation after the summer holidays where the revised proposals will be shared with the public.
In the meantime a dedicated email address for enquires has been set up: firstname.lastname@example.org