Mill Road Depot Consultation


Plans are now being drawn up for submission to the planning committee.



There are currently 2500 applicants on the housing register and the council are going to develop the Mill Road Depot to deliver 187 new homes.  94 of these will be Council Homes, open space will comprise 28% of the site area.  AND the YMCA are going to build accommodation for 140-150 people on the site.  

In return the council will take over their existing building on Gonville Place and that will provide an opportunity to level the YMCA building and the current Council Car Park to provide a large site for an underground car park and homes above; other options may be considered but we are set to deliver more council homes on this site.



Exhibition at Mill Road Depot was well received yesterday.  We will of course analyse and consider the public comments.  It is expected a planning application will be submitted on the 19th of November and that the planning committee will consider this in March 2018 

 ozzie_and_kevin.jpg Cllr Kevin Price and Ozzie



rosie_and_cyclist.jpgCllr Rosie Moore and Martin Lucas-Smith from the cycling campaign 


plan.jpg A plan view

range_of_homes.jpg The final tally of homes to be built




The City Council and their joint venture partners, Hill Investment Partnership, now want to consult people about detailed options for the site includ-ing the proportion of affordable homes which can be built. 

A new exhibition will, be held from 

3pm to 8pm on Thursday 2nd NOVEMBER 

November in the Bharat Bhavan (former Library) at the entrance to the depot on Mill Rd. 



This evening Strategy and Resources Committee agreed the arrangements for the Cambridge Investment Partnership.  This is potentially going to be the vehicle for delivery of the homes on Mill Road Depot.  No decisions have yet been made as to how this site will be developed but we have an assurance that at least 50% of the homes will be council houses.


There will be a further public consultation on the 2nd November.  Watch this space for time and venue 


To be able to view the current draft proposals which provide an outline of how the scheme may look go to

To be able to comment on the current proposals go to millroad-development  

To view the current SPD for this site go to

Cambridge Cycle Campaign have produced a very clear piece on the depot summarised on their website


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commented 2017-11-17 14:30:54 +0000
in spite of the need for affordable housing in Cambridge, this is a massive overdevelopment in an area with insufficient open space. see my comments at

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