The team behind a new reservoir planned for the Fens is hosting a series of public events to present its latest proposals to the public.  

The proposed reservoir is located between Chatteris and March, close to Wimblington and Manea, and around the same size of Grafham Water. 

Anglian Water and Cambridge Water say the scheme will “help meet the growing demands on water supply in the East of England”.  

Water from the River Nene, via the Middle Level system, the Ouse Washes and the River Great Ouse will be transferred to the reservoir.    

Then treated water will be sent to water supplies in Downham Market, Bluntisham and Madingley. 

The vast project – a partnership between Anglian Water and Cambridge Water - has now reached its second phase of public consultation.  

And residents from across Cambridgeshire and into Norfolk have been invited to see how the proposals are shaping up. 

Community events will be held at:- 

  • Bluntisham Village Hall, PE28 3LR, on June 10, 10am-3pm 
  • Swavesey Community Pavilion, CB24 4RN, on June 11, 2pm-7pm 
  • Coton Village Hall, CB23 7PL, June 12, 2pm-7pm 
  • The Skoulding Suite, March, PE15 9JF, on June 13, 10am-3pm 
  • Wimblington Parish Hall, PE15 0QT, on June 14, 2pm-7pm 
  • Doddington Village Hall, PE15 0TG, June 15, 11am-4pm 
  • King Edward Centre, Chatteris, PE16 6NG, June 17, 11am-4pm 
  • Manea Village Hall, PE15 0JN, June 18, 2pm-7pm 
  • The Norfolk Venue, Peterborough, PE1 2NP, July 8, 2pm-7pm 
  • The Bricstan Hall, Chatteris, PE16 6BE, July 10, 12pm-5pm 
  • Denver Village Hall, Downham Market, PE38 0DY, July 13, 11am-4pm 

Residents can also participate in community webinars which take place on Monday (June 10) and on July 16 between 6pm and 7pm.  

Visit for more information, detailed consultation documents and to sign up for the webinars.