Following a request by the Liberal Democrat councillors who represent the affected areas, Anglian Water have allowed a further four weeks for the public to have their say on the initial proposals to move the Cambridge Waste Water Treatment Plant from its current site south of Milton.
Cllr Claire Daunton, Liberal Democrat councillor for Fen Ditton and Fulbourn, said, “Along with the other Liberal Democrat councillors in this area, I asked Anglian Water for more time for the public and Parish Councils to scrutinise these proposals. I am very pleased that they have responded positively.
“This is a very complex project, and it is vital that we understand the implications and make sure that Anglian Water takes all the issues into account. With the consultation period now lasting until after the summer holidays, many more of our residents will get the chance to have their say.”
Cllr Pippa Heylings, Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesperson for South East Cambridgeshire, said, “There is so much change happening just in this small area north of Cambridge, and residents are right to be concerned about the impact on their lives. It is important that we find the most suitable location.
“There are still a lot of outstanding issues that we need answers on. How much traffic will go to and from the new site? How much noise and smell will come from the new site? How does this move contribute to our aims to reduce carbon emissions to zero?
“I would urge all residents of the villages to the north and east of Cambridge to look at the proposals and give their feedback before 14th September. The information can be found on Anglian Water’s special website at http://cwwtpr.com/.”