new allotments in the southern fringe

Dave Fox/ July 4, 2018/ News/ 5 comments

Cambridge City Council gave me this statement today about the four new allotment sites in the housing developments at the southern fringe of our city:

“We are working hard with the Developers and all Legal representatives to get all the sites over the line and into the management of City Council. There have been a range of issues on all the sites, so none have been straight forward, but over the last few months we have made significant progress and I believe we are nearly there.

Clay Farm – Awaiting the lease back from the landowners solicitors before final approvals. . I would hope this process will be concluded within next six/eight weeks. Plots have been marked out, and the tenancy agreements are ready and waiting to be sent out.

Trumpington Meadows – Lease is with City Council for final look over before it is signed off. We have some on site issues to address which we are picking up. Would hope all would be complete within the next eight weeks.

Bell School – we are close to completing I am told by Legal, so hopefully within the next four/six weeks.

Glebe Farm – final inspection for completion is in the diary for week after next, it will then go into the defect period and will be adopted with the rest of the green spaces on Glebe. We are working towards this being late September time.”

5 Comments

  1. Dave. I assume the Bell Allotments includes those within the Ninewells estate, close to Warburton House, which are, of course, available to everyone in the local postal codes.? For well over a year now a few of us residents have also been complaining, expressing an interest and sharing little or no correspondence from the City Council. But the hope is, of course, we can all learn to work together in a co-operative and inter-actional fashion. When they are finally approved.

    1. hello Peter, yes the Bell School (= Ninewells) allotment site should be made available to everyone living in that development.
      According to the City Council’s allocation policy these residents have priority while others may get a temporary plot.
      Are you on the waiting list?
      Do you happen to know how close the Ninewells development (as a whole) is to completion?

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