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Water sports project moves a step closer

Water sports facility and country park project surges forward as agreement signed

A 220-acre water sports complex between Milton and Waterbeach has moved one step closer to becoming a reality after an agreement was completed by the developer, landowners and a local district council.

Planning permission for the estimated £25 million complex can now be formally issued by South Cambridgeshire District Council and developers have 5 years to get the project underway.

The plans for 3.2 km of quality water connected to the River Cam also include a 2 km long international standard competition course that will be at least 100m wide. There would also be a triathlon facility, a 3-mile long cycle circuit, BMX track and a lake stocked with fish for angling.

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Army barracks hosts final parade

An army barracks that's been a training base since 1993 has hosted its final passing out parade.

ATR Bassingbourn in Cambridgeshire takes soldiers for 14 week courses at the start of their careers.

Its future is under threat as part of the defence review, but no decision has yet been made. Stuart Leithes reports.

Future of military museum under threat

A museum which charts the history of Waterbeach Baracks in Cambridgeshire is under threat after being told it has to find a new home.

The barracks are closing next year and the site will be redeveloped, but while military personnel there will be transferred elsewhere the museum is facing an uncertain future as Russell Hookey reports.

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