Police bid to convert interview facility into housing

East Cambridgeshire District Council.

East Cambridgeshire District Council. - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire police says it ‘no longer requires’ a building in Bottisham and has applied to convert it into housing.

The building, in Bell Road, is used by officers for conducting video interviews for evidence but the force says it is moving its operation into Cambridge and plans to dispose of the facility.

In a planning application to East Cambridgeshire District Council, the force says it wants to convert the building, which, it stresses, has never been used as a police station, into a three-bedroom detached house.

Meanwhile, garages at the rear of the facility, which covers almost a quarter of an acre, could be demolished to make way for two semi-detached houses.

Cheffins, which is acting as agent on behalf of Cambridgeshire police, said: “The site is currently used as a police service facility. The main building is used primarily for the video recording of interviews that may be used for evidence purposes.


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“It does not have public access and is used only intermittently by police pfficers from across the region. It has not been used in the past as a local police station which is open to the public, but as a regional police support facility.

“This facility is now no longer required as this service is being re-located to a new building in Cambridge. It does not serve the immediate local community or provide any direct police services to the people of Bottisham.”

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A decision on the plans is expected within the next eight weeks. To view the plans, or to have a say, visit www.eastcambs.gov.uk

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