Plans shared for new connection between Waterbeach Barracks and Cambridge Science Park – along the historic Mere Way

25 June 2021
Historic mere way
As part of the development of the former Barracks and Airfield at Waterbeach, master developer Urban&Civic has been working with Cambridgeshire County Council and local partners to create a 6.5km cycle route that will connect the new community and existing residents with key employment and training centres in the Science Park and Cambridge Regional College, as well as onward connections.

The proposed cycle way will start just north of Denny End Road, go across a new cycle bridge over the A10, connect to Landbeach, follow links along Green End and Akeman Street, and progress along an upgrade to the historic Mere Way.

The plans are now being shared with residents, who are being encouraged to view and comment on the proposals before an application is submitted.

Caroline Foster, Senior Development Manager for Urban&Civic, said: “We have been talking to local landowners and communities, key stakeholders and local partners to develop these plans in a way that delivers a quality cycle, walking and equestrian route, while still maintaining the landscape and historic setting at key locations along the route. The plans will see widening and resurfacing of the existing Rights of Way and the creation of new connections at key locations.

“Now we are opening up the design discussions to a wider audience and want to hear what local residents think so that we can bring in their views before finalising the proposals.”

Update as of 23rd July 2021:

We have been getting really useful feedback on the Mere Way plans, and lots of discussions are still going on, so we are extending dates for comments until 1 August 2021. Please share your comments and thoughts online, or get in touch for further discussions.

Information is available on the mere way page or to book a one-to-one discussion with the team, email waterbeach@urbanandcivic.com or call 01223 622533.

 

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