Cambridge 2000: Perry Court: 7
physics laboratory is located west of the centre
of Cambridge. There used to be open space between the Cavendish
and Wilberforce Road, but in the 1990s an expensive housing
development was built immediately to the east of the Cavendish.
(A typical house in this development cost around 300000
pounds, or 500000 Euros, in 2000.)
As with all such developments the house plots are small. As
can be seen in the above picture, large
detached houses have been built right on top of their neighbours.
These houses could be part of almost any estate built in England
in the 1990s.
There was a new road, Clerk Maxwell Road, put in to reach these
houses from Madingley Road. This road would naturally be
extended all the way to Barton Road (easily) and then Trumpington
Road (not so easily) in one direction, and towards
Huntingdon Road (also with some difficulty) in the other, and then
continuing up to the A14. This would have created a
ring road for the west of Cambridge. This was in fact proposed
in the 1950s, but it was never and is unlikely ever to
be built. To some extent the M11 is a substitution, but
further out of town.
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