Cambridge Milton Redevelopment


Anglian Water is proposing to relocate its Cambridge Waste Water Treatment Plant to support sustainable growth in the city, unlocking potential for thousands of new homes and employment opportunities in a new low carbon city district planned for North East Cambridge. 

The shared planning service for Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire has published early proposals in its draft Area Action Plan for a new low-carbon city district near Cambridge North station, including 8,000 new homes and 20,000 new jobs along with shops, restaurants, and community and cultural facilities. 

The new district will be created on a 180-hectare brownfield site close to the A14 at the Milton Junction, just a 15-minute cycle ride from the city centre. Regeneration of the area requires the Anglian Water Cambridge waste water treatment plant to be relocated. The project forms part of the Government's Housing Infrastructure Fund which helps to deliver homes in areas of high demand.  
The new, relocated facility will continue to provide vital services to Cambridge and the surrounding area in a modern, carbon-efficient treatment plant, to be developed in collaboration with the community. A site for the new plant has not yet been confirmed, and a site selection consultation is launching this summer, led by Anglian Water.
Anglian Water wants to develop its plans responsibly and in a manner that supports community interests. The consultation process provides the opportunity for the local community and stakeholders to engage with and  respond to the proposals for the relocation project as the plans evolve. Please visit for the full stakeholder consultation process. 

AWG Property, working in partnership with Cambridge City Council will develop the existing site into one of the UK’s most exemplar sustainable developments for all stakeholders involved. The planning application for this project is expected to commence in 2021/22 and redevelopment is expected to begin in 2025 when the new relocated treatment plant becomes fully operational.

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