The site is all but flattened and work will start soon on the agreed plan
There are currently 2500 applicants on the housing register and the council are going to develop the Mill Road Depot to deliver 187 new homes. 94 of these will be Council Homes, open space will comprise 28% of the site area. AND the YMCA are going to build accommodation for 140-150 people on the site.
In return the council will take over their existing building on Gonville Place and that will provide an opportunity to level the YMCA building and the current Council Car Park to provide a large site for an underground car park and homes above; other options may be considered but we are set to deliver more council homes on this site.
Exhibition at Mill Road Depot was well received yesterday. We will of course analyse and consider the public comments. It is expected a planning application will be submitted on the 19th of November and that the planning committee will consider this in March 2018
FOLLOWING EARLIER DISCUSSIONS WITH RESIDENTS
The City Council and their joint venture partners, Hill Investment Partnership, now want to consult people about detailed options for the site includ-ing the proportion of affordable homes which can be built.
A new exhibition will, be held from
3pm to 8pm on Thursday 2nd NOVEMBER
November in the Bharat Bhavan (former Library) at the entrance to the depot on Mill Rd.
This evening Strategy and Resources Committee agreed the arrangements for the Cambridge Investment Partnership. This is potentially going to be the vehicle for delivery of the homes on Mill Road Depot. No decisions have yet been made as to how this site will be developed but we have an assurance that at least 50% of the homes will be council houses.
There will be a further public consultation on the 2nd November. Watch this space for time and venue
To be able to view the current draft proposals which provide an outline of how the scheme may look go to https://www.millroad-development.co.uk
To be able to comment on the current proposals go to millroad-development https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CIPMRD
To view the current SPD for this site go to https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/sites/default/files/mill_road_depot_planning_and_development_brief_-_low_res_version.pdf
Cambridge Cycle Campaign have produced a very clear piece on the depot summarised on their website