U's fans invited to attend public exhibitions
Cambridge United Fans are being urged to help further shape proposals for a revitalised Cambridge Community Stadium and new Sporting Village by attending two upcoming public exhibitions.
Plans for Cambridge United Football Club to stay at the Abbey Stadium, as well as joining an inspiring Cambridge Sporting Village in Trumpington, were confirmed in January.
Planning applications for a revised Cambridge Community Stadium in Abbey Ward and a Sporting Village in Trumpington are scheduled for submission later this year.
The upcoming exhibitions will provide more detail on what might be included in the proposals at both sites. Grosvenor and its partners USS want to hear supporters’ views on the plans and use their feedback to further improve the plans.
Known as the Cambridge Community Sporting Trust (CCST) - and working in unison as a single proposal - the linked projects will deliver a package of complementary community benefits, providing vibrant new hubs for sports, training and education, health, recreation and new homes for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire.
The all-day events will be held in Abbey and Trumpington on Monday, 18th May and Tuesday, 19th May and outline designs and masterplans of the proposals will be exhibited from 12noon-9pm each day.
More than 7,000 invitations have been distributed to residents of Trumpington and Abbey wards and other interested parties.
The events will give supporters the opportunity to offer their views and experiences and contribute towards the further evolution of the proposals.
Details of both events can be found below:
Monday, 18th May – 12pm to 9pm
Trumpington Meadows Primary School
Kestrel Rise, Trumpington
Tuesday, 19th May – 12pm to 9pm
Supporters Club, Abbey Stadium
Members of the team will be available to discuss the plans on a one-to-one basis.
All views will be captured and used to further develop the plans. A second public exhibition will be held later in the year to display the final planning application.
Ed Skeates, Grosvenor Director of Development for Cambridge, said:
“We are interested in hearing as many thoughts and views on our proposals as possible and hope the people of Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire attend these exhibitions at the two sites.
“As we confirmed in January, the Community Stadium will be located at a revitalised R Costings Abbey Stadium with an emphasis on community uses and operated by a Trust with a robust and self-financing sustainable management plan.
“This linked project will provide Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire with a variety of inspirational sports facilities, accessible to the public as participants and spectators and assist in securing the future of Cambridge United Football Club, the city’s leading professional sports club.
“The Cambridge Community Stadium and the Sporting Village will, we hope, drive increased sports participation and further enhance Cambridge’s reputation as a world class and thriving cosmopolitan city.”
Grosvenor will also be launching an innovative consultation website which will allow people to submit their views electronically and find out updates on the proposals as it progresses this year.