Following extensive engagement with residents and partners, plans for The Glade, the first local centre at Alconbury Weald, have been approved.

The Glade will include a Co-op Convenience Store, nursery, flexible working space and a public square for pop-up events, shops and markets. The new local centre will sit between the commercial and residential areas of Alconbury Weald, and be accessible from The Boulevard and via the development’s extensive network of walking and cycling routes.

Work is due to start onsite in early 2022, with facilities likely to start becoming available from Autumn/Winter 2022.

Rachel Arnold, Communities and Partnerships at Alconbury Weald, said: “This is fantastic news for the Urban&Civic project team to end the year with! We’ve been working closely with residents and partners to ensure the local centre provides the facilities and amenities needed at this stage of the development.

“We’re also working on plans for the ‘Town Centre’ Hub in Phase 3, which will include a health centre, community centre, library and faith space as well as shops and other amenities. We shared our emerging plans at exhibitions in The Club in December and the online consultation is running until 20 January. We’d like to thank everyone who has shared their thoughts so far and look forward to hearing from other residents and neighbours.”

To find out more and take part in the consultation for Phase 3 of Alconbury Weald, visit: https://consultation.alconbury-weald.co.uk