As Alconbury Weald continues to grow, so does the need for more facilities and amenities to support the community, and the Urban&Civic team has been busy working on designs for Phase 3. This will not only see the delivery of the next 2,000 homes, employment space in the next phase of the Enterprise Zone, two primary schools, the Cold War Heritage Area, and a significant new area of Parkland on the old Runway but will also see the development’s central “hub” come forward, which will include a health centre, sports facilities, library, shops and cafés.

The proposals being developed reflect the elements proposed for the central hub area, as set out in the outline planning consent for Alconbury Weald granted in 2014. Phase 3 will bring forward a wide range of community facilities and amenities for existing and future residents to enjoy. Critically, all these facilities will lie at the heart of key transport connections, including good cycle, walking and bus connections for residents, businesses and visitors at Alconbury Weald.

Urban&Civic is submitting a Definition Statement to Huntingdonshire District Council setting out the elements that this phase will include and will be holding consultation events for residents and neighbours to help shape the plans that are being evolved for submission in 2022. The consultation events are taking place in The Club at Alconbury Weald:

·       3.00pm–8.00pm on Wednesday, 15 December 2021

·       10.00am–3.00pm on Saturday, 18 December 2021

The events will provide an opportunity to chat to the project team, ask questions and share your thoughts. If you are unable to attend, you will also be able to view the information and comment online from 15 December at http://consultation.alconbury-weald.co.uk

There will also be an opportunity to ask the project team questions in a virtual Q&A from 5.30pm - 7.30pm on Wednesday, 15 December and from 11am - 1pm on Saturday, 18 December. Join the webinar at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89521686265

Joe Dawson, Senior Development Manager for Urban&Civic said: “Alconbury Weald already boasts some fantastic community facilities and amenities – from the cricket pitch and Pavilion to the gym and recently opened café/bistro – and we will soon be starting work on the new Co-op store, nursery and public realm in The Glade.

“Phase 3 will continue to deliver a wide range of homes alongside both new green space with the Runway Park and some really key facilities in the Central Hub, including the health centre, and the main cluster of shops and cafes to support the growing community. These will also reflect the important new links coming into Huntingdon Town Centre through the Southern Gateway and the connections to the Education Campus, which will be put in place over the coming years.”

For more information please contact Rachel Arnold on rachel.arnold@urbanandcivic.com