Residents Liaison Meeting to be held for The Meadows and Buchan Street

Cambridge Investment Partnership is inviting local residents around The Meadows and Buchan Street Neighbourhood Centres to attend an online Residents Liaison Meeting on Wednesday 27th January from 6pm to 7pm.

The virtual meeting is being held to provide an update on the planned development scheme for The Meadows and Buchan Street Neighbourhood Centre sites, giving an overview of the design and construction phases, updates and key next steps in terms of housing, new community hub and public art and a chance for residents to ask the Cambridge Investment Partnership team any questions.

To join the meeting on Zoom and if you wish to ask the team a question please email simon.aslett@cambridge.gov.uk by Monday 25th January 2021. Questions will be taken in advance of the meeting.

Further information can also be found here:  https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/get-involved-in-the-new-neighbourhoods

Cambridge Investment Partnership was granted planning for The Meadows and Buchan Street site in August 2020. The two existing community facilities will be replaced with a modern, highly sustainable community hub, along with brand new council rented apartments, new open space, a public plaza, and retention of a café and shop space.

The Meadows site will provide 78 new one and two bedroom apartments for council rent and the Buchan Street site will see 28 one and two bedroom council rented flats built. Four of the flats at The Meadows and one at Buchan Street will be for wheelchair users.

A net total of 109 new trees will also be planted, and as well as retaining the zip wire and trim trail, a new MUGA (multi-use games area), an improved free-draining football pitch, new play areas, and a new skate ramp will be provided at the recreation ground, replacing the current provision. Enhanced meadows and woodland areas will also mean an overall improvement of 65% in biodiversity for the open space.