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Cambridge City Council

Statement on the development on Colville Road

18 August 2022

In response to an enquiry from the media, we issued the following response about the development on Colville Road. 

A spokesperson for the council said: “The council is making a significant investment into supporting the redevelopment of the Cherry Hinton local centre to deliver highly sustainable new facilities including 48 new homes and additional commercial space, in partnership with Cambridge Investment Partnership works.

“We are now starting on the third phase of the regeneration project, which will see new, affordable, and sustainable homes designed to attain a 35% reduction in carbon emissions, going beyond the current target of 19% set by the Local Plan and the Cambridge Sustainability Housing Design Guide. This comes at a time when the climate emergency and the cost of living are areas of large concern for residents, which the council is focused on tackling.

“The scheme increases the amount of commercial space from 173 sq metres to 283 sq metres, and the council has worked with affected businesses to provide temporary suitable accommodation whilst work is completed. We understand there may be some disruption during construction, but look forward to local individuals and businesses being able to benefit from the new homes and facilities.

“The delivery of this project will cost around £11 million and will be complete in 2024.”

The executive councillor leading on this matter is Cllr Gerri Bird (Labour), Executive Councillor for Housing. Spokespersons for the other political groups on this issue are Cllr Katie Porrer (Liberal Democrat) and Cllr Matthew Howard (Green/Independent Group).