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25 February 2010, 14:34
A document that sets out how Ely will develop over the next 20 years has been approved by councillors.
The Ely Masterplan states that 3,000 homes will be built in the north of Ely in that time, with another 1,000 elsewhere in the city.
The document also commits to developing solutions to traffic problems in the south of Ely near the railway station.
Ely's riverside area will also be developed and areas will be provided for business areas, leading to the creation of new jobs.
Councillor Peter Moakes said: "I believe we have put together a plan which caters for the vast majority of people who want to see Ely thrive in the future.
If there is one thing that I have learnt over the past year it is that we need the support of the people as we move forward.
The challenge now is to bring all of these ideas into reality - all the hard work we have done developing the plan will be in vain if we waste the opportunities we have created."