Further details of proposed new police station for South Cambridgeshire published

POLICE and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite has today (Tuesday 30th July) made further information available on his website in support of his proposal to build a new police station in Milton, Cambridge.

The information, published on the Commissioner’s website, formalises the proposal to build a new southern police station at the request of Chief Constable Nick Dean and includes: papers concerning the operational need for the new station and background about how the search for a suitable site was carried out, followed by a Business Case to be approved at meeting.

Over the last few weeks, members of the public were invited to give their early views on the proposal, views which are being considered in advance of planning application.

The Commissioner said:  “I am grateful to everyone who has taken the time to let me know their views about my proposal to build a new police station in Milton and would like to thank people for raising concerns. Whilst the majority of people taking part in the survey understand the operational need behind my proposal, there have been a number of concerns put forward including increased traffic, noise pollution, greenbelt concerns, and public safety.

“Those concerns will help inform future consultation on the project in the weeks to come.”

Chief Constable Nick Dean added: “The business case formalises the operational need for a new police station in the south of the county, in order to future proof our ability to police Cambridgeshire, given the level of growth anticipated in the surrounding areas and the changing nature of crime and demand on our services, while maintaining a police station presence in the city centre.”

A link to the published papers is here: https://www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/accessing-information/decision-making/business-coordination-board/bcb-31st-july-2019/


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