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Almost £50m for Cambridgeshire schools and clean energy schemes

Funding of more than £45m to increase school places and develop four new clean energy schemes has been agreed by Cambridgeshire County Council.

Leader of the council and committee chairman, Cllr Steve Count, said: “The development of our new corporate strategy, which was also discussed at our meeting, and which sets out the key outcomes, activities and behaviours that the council will pursue over the next three year, sees us focus even more clearly on developing the future of Cambridgeshire.

Babraham to benefit from smart energy scheme (5711276)
Babraham to benefit from smart energy scheme (5711276)

“In our strategy we propose a more dedicated focus on delivering a qood quality of life and thriving places to live for all residents, and the best start in life for every Cambridgeshire child.”

The committee agreed £14.6m of additional borrowing in 2019-20 to finance six planned school building projects including expanding St Paul’s Primary School in Cambridge and Bassingbourn Primary School.

Four new energy schemes at a total cost of £30.6m were also approved.

These include the development of smart energy schemes at the Trumpington and Babraham Park and Ride sites, where the sale of electricity and provision of grid services is expected to generate £7m for Trumpington and £24.5m for Babraham over the next 25 years.

All capital schemes are funded using capital resources or borrowing.

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