The site of the old hotel and petrol station by the A14 is in a poor state. It’s an eyesore and potentially dangerous.
National Highways (formerly Highways England) owns the site, a legacy of the A14 project, and are trying to dispose of the land. But it’s not easy, there is no access to the land and it will need substantial investment to make it viable.
It needs the County Council’s support to solve access problems, for example. But there has been little to no progress: there is no plan for the site, and it seems unlikely there ever will be one if things continue as they are. We have a new administration on Cambridgeshire County Council, and they need to be aware that the current situation isn’t acceptable.
This site could be used for something else which benefits the local community - a mini nature reserve, a business use or a dedicated community facility such as a skatepark.
Sign the petition below if you support the statement:
"National Highways and the County Council must work together to come forward with realistic plans for the site in Bar Hill. It isn’t acceptable to leave things as they are and have no engagement with residents."
Cllr Edna Murphy will present the petition and summary of emails to National Highways and County Council officers so your voice can be heard.
You can also contact Cllr Murphy at [email protected] with your thoughts on this issue. Please do this before 15 December 2021.