Victorian buildings on Wilton Terrace under threat

Cambridge News reported Wilton Terrace, built in 1885 on Station Road, was “saved from the bulldozers” just this March (it’s just outside Petersfield, but that doesn’t mean we don’t care). But the developers have appealed! Now Friends of Wilton Terrace need your help before 8 May.

Wilton Terrace on Station Road, by Hugh Venables

Wilton Terrace on Station Road
Victorian terrace on the edge of the CB1 development. © Copyright Hugh Venables and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

They say: “The Friends of Wilton Terrace have fought a long campaign to create a balanced development in Station Road. Developers promised a new Heritage Centre and other community facilities but now claim that they cannot afford anything but office blocks, with minimal open space. They are now intent on demolishing Wilton Terrace, Station Road, despite opposition from the City Council. Retaining these buildings would enhance the character of the area and provide a visual link between the Victorian houses at the approach to Station Road and the Railway Station. A visit to the new King’s Cross development shows how an imaginative developer can integrate old and new buildings. Cannot the ‘gateway to Cambridge’ match this? The City Council refused the application to demolish this terrace, but the developers are appealing to the Planning Inspectorate. If you are concerned, please comment.
The Friends of Wilton Terrace welcome help and support: 30 Lyndwode Road, Cambridge CB1 2HN;”

More details on We Are All Neighbours.