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Great engagement in North East Cambridge Area Action Plan consultation

Councils ask residents for their views on plans for a new low-carbon city district in north east Cambridge

The draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan (NECAAP) consultation closed on 5 October 2020 following a ten-week consultation. We've had a really good response - over 3,000 pieces of feedback, which is double the amount of feedback we received from our last consultation – so thank you to everyone who got involved!  

We consulted on our vision to create an inclusive, walkable, low-carbon new city district with a lively mix of homes, workplaces, services and social spaces, fully integrated with surrounding neighbourhoods. The district, on the edge of Cambridge, located close to the A14, Cambridge North Station and the City Centre will see the development of 180 hectares of brownfield sites, transformed into a bustling urban community. In order for this to go ahead, it relies on the successful relocation of the current Cambridge Waste Water Treatment. 

During the consultation, we reached out to thousands of residents despite COVID-19 restrictions. We achieved this through a variety of methods, including delivering 20,000 leaflets to residents and poster campaign in the local area. A key success was taking advantage of online engagement through digital software and holding a series of 8 webinars on key topics of the draft Area Action Plan.  These webinars allowed our officers to offer expert knowledge and engage directly with residents interested in the development. 

All the webinars can be watched back on our Cambridge City Council YouTubeand South Cambridgeshire District Council YouTube channels, and further information is available on our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

We are now considering the responses to the consultation and will keep our North East Cambridge Area Action Plan webpages updated with progress. 

12 October 2020