14 February 2022
The Cambridge Green Belt was established to protect the setting of this historic city and that of the necklace villages that surround it.
The proposed relocation of Cambridge Sewage Works to Honey Hill – close to four such villages - would permanently despoil countryside that carries substantial heritage and recreational value for residents and visitors, particularly from the adjoining parts of the city.
This would disfigure a unique Fen Edge landscape through which people have passed for hundreds of years. Honey Hill is located close to a network of roads, waterways and green tracks that have led into and out of the city for centuries. And it is destined to become a waymark for future generations walking or riding into the fenland wilderness created by the Wicken Fen Vision.
Anglian Water is threatening to blight the Green Belt to enable the commercial development of its current Sewage Plant site. There is no operational reason to move the works, and there are no special circumstances that justify creating an industrial plant on Honey Hill. They claim this is an infrastructure project of national importance, but it is in effect an exercise in building houses on the Green Belt by other means.
The Federation of Cambridge Residents’ Associations Campaign to Protect Rural England
Friends of the Earth (Cambridge)
Friends of the Cam
The Green Party (Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire)
Cambridge and Peterborough Climate Action Coalition