BMD has incorporated many pre-existing and new green & blue corridors to create a network that provides valuable connectivity for both people and wildlife.
Part of this design includes the Car Dyke blue corridor, which will be enhanced as a wildlife corridor and pedestrian route around the western perimeter of the development. Joining a newly created wetland habitat to the north before connecting to Cambridge Research Park to the northeast of the development.
Green corridors will surround the site at the northern, eastern and southern perimeters. These corridors will conjoin with meandering finer green links weaving through the central development, dotted with pocket parks, man-made lakes and play spaces. One such green corridor is Winfold Common, a habitat rich area encompassed with footpaths and cycleways.
The public will be able to experience established ponds and wildflower-rich grassland here, in a space managed for the protection of the great crested newts that reside there.
Image caption: Waterbeach Key Phase 1 vision sketch. © BMD