On the preferred location for a new police station for South Cambridgeshire

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Jason Ablewhite would like your views on his proposal to build a new police station on the outskirts of Milton, Cambridge, next to the Milton Park and Ride site.

What is the PCC proposing?

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 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 attedning 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 efficently. 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) and is within walking distance of Cambridge North Station.

Whilst the proposed new station will service the south of the county, a Police Information Point and community policing team will remain within Cambridge city, the precise locaiton of which will be decided in due course.

The Commissioner welcomes your views, please provide on the next page.