Police and Crime Commissioner’s preferred location for a new police station for South Cambridgeshire

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) conducted a Public Survey (between 10th June and 19th July) asking for the public’s views on his proposal to build a new police station on the outskirts of Milton, Cambridge.

Over the past year a team of experts has been working alongside the PCC to identify suitable sites to construct a new police station for the south of the county.

Parkside Police Station has provided a good service since its construction in 1967. However, the layout of the building does not meet modern policing requirements for new builds and the number of custody cells (10) needs increasing. At present, when these are full, police officers have to transport the people they arrest to Peterborough. Clearly this takes them away from attending other calls for service in Cambridge and the surrounding area.

A number of other locations have been looked at, but the proposed site at Milton provides the Chief Constable with the best location to meet operational demand. This site has better road access and will enable officers to respond to calls for service more efficiently. It also provides increased custody provision to meet Home Office requirements for new builds.

The site is located next to sustainable transport, (the Milton Park and Ride site).

Whilst the proposed new station will service the south of the county, a police station and community policing team will remain within Cambridge city, the precise location of which will be decided in due course. A map of the proposed location for the new police station can be found to the left of this page.

The survey for people to give their views on the Commissioner’s proposal is now closed.

A link to view the plans can be found here.

Cambs Police Update 2

A copy of comments received through the Commissioner’s survey can be found below.