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Huawei planning application
We are encouraging local people to comment on plans by telecommunications firm Huawei to build a new research and development facility in Sawston.
The technology company has submitted a planning application to South Cambridgeshire District Council that seeks permission to develop the former Spicer’s site, which it bought earlier this year.
The plans propose space for 360 people to work across the building, including a clean room, offices, workstations, meeting rooms, training rooms, stores, a canteen and a reception area. There would be a 406-space underground car park plus cycle parking facilities. This is intended to be the first phase of a larger development.
The site is next to the village, with the A1301 providing the main access. The application states that new routes will be provided for pedestrians, cyclists and cars.
Please get involved and ensure you have your say before 24th July.
The County Council has received funding from the Combined Authority to investigate solutions to current problems and future transport demand on the A505 between Royston and the A11.
The study will consider what transport improvements are needed to support the success of the internationally important life-sciences cluster to the southeast of Cambridge, including the possible expansion of the research campuses and science parks, as well as aspirations for more housing and development in the area generally.
The County Council is currently tendering for a consultancy firm to carry out the study, which is expected to start in October 2019.
The planning application appeal concluded on 5thJuly. Our closing case contained 200 reasons for refusal. Let’s see if logic prevails over the £20,000 the developer donated to the Conservative Party.
I attended a meeting where representatives of Gonville & Caius College made the case for extensive development of its land around Duxford, including aviation-linked commercial premises along the A505 and residential developments on the north and west sides of the village. Gonville & Caius has promised to engage meaningfully with the community, but its land would have to be selected by SCDC as a suitable site for development in the new Local Plan first.
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