New plans to transform Cambridge’s hidden lakes into an ‘urban country park’
Your information will be used in accordance with ourPrivacy Notice.
Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy notice
Plans to transform Cambridge hidden lakes into a public space have been in the works for years but now there has been a new development.
Romsey Lakes, just south of Coldham Lane, is currently private land that becomes a hotspot each summer for trespassers trying to fish or swim.
The proposal for the lakes to become an “urban country park” called Burnside Lakes has been talked about for some time, but the Anderson Group has now submitted a planning application to the Greater Cambridge Planning Service.
The new plans would see the lakes, which are currently used by an anglers club, opened up to the wider public, and could include recreational areas such as a cafe, designated picnic area, and bird hide.
The plans show parcel A would be used for commercial purposes, with a walking and cycling link through the area. Image for outline planning permission and only indicativeA new The application describes the lakes as an “oasis” and says the area will also be enhanced for wildlife.
The planning application is made up of three parts:
Parcel A: outline planning application for commercial development and “last mile logistics hub”
Parcel B: full planning application for green space site between the lakes and Coldhams Lane. For “ecological enhancements” only
Parcel C: full planning application for the lakes area as an “urban country park”. Landscaping, “ecological enhancements” hermes replica ostrich gray basg
and public access for recreationIn June last year Cambridgeshire police issued a dispersal order for the lakes area after people were found to be visiting the area to enjoy the good weather.
The three landowners put out a joint statement reiterating it is let to an anglers club and for their use only, saying the order was “to stop groups gathering during the pandemic and to discourage dangerous swimming in the lakes”.
No date has yet been set to decide the application.
Read MoreNewsallMost ReadMost RecentAddenbrookes HospitalMan airlifted to Addenbrooke’s with life threatening injuries after crash in Leighton BuzzardOne person was trapped inside a car and had to be cut out through the roof
A14 traffic: Huge electricity transformer set to bring chaos to Cambridgeshire’s roads this weekendTraffic TravelA huge electricity transformer is set to bring chaos to Cambridgeshire’s roads as it trundles through the county at 12mph this weekend.
Cambridge City CouncilRomsey Lakes, the tucked away lakes just south of Coldham’s Lane, would be called Burnside Lakes and opened to the public
Red Arrows route: Where you can see the Red Arrows fly over Cambs this weekendCambridgeshireThe iconic red Hawk jets will pass over parts of Cambridgeshire on Sunday
The least happy places in Cambridgeshire namedCambridgeHappiness levels across Cambridgeshire dropped dramatically during lockdown.