Public urged to get involved in Cambridge Sporting Trust plans

Grosvenor and USS are calling on people in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire to help further shape its proposals for a revitalised Cambridge Community Stadium and new Sporting Village by attending two upcoming exhibitions.  

11th May 2015

Grosvenor and USS are calling on people in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire to help further shape its proposals for a revitalised Cambridge Community Stadium and new Sporting Village by attending two upcoming exhibitions.  

Plans for Cambridge United Football Club to stay in the Abbey ward, as well as joining an inspiring Cambridge Sporting Village in Trumpington, were confirmed in January.  

Planning applications for a revised Cambridge Community Stadium at the site of the R Costings Abbey Stadium and a Sporting Village in Trumpington are scheduled for submission later this year. 

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 people 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, R Costings Abbey Stadium
Newmarket Road

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 application to the public.

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.  The Commonplace website will go live on May 18th at


For further information please contact Grosvenor’s Cambridge Media Relations Manager, Ben Lee, on 07961 820 579 or

Hamish McDougall/Sorrel Basher, Press Office
020 7312 6479/6101

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