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The New Museums Site Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Representation ID: 30688

Received: 01/09/2015

Respondent: Mr Ekbal Hussain

Representation:

You claim that this work is to "safeguard the architectural, urban, historic, cultural and archaeological importance of the site". However I have just read that the plans include demolition of the Mond laboratory and other parts of the Cavendish labs. I urge you to reconsider. Being an alumni of Cambridge and a student of the physical sciences I cannot stress the historical importance of these labs both to Cambridge and the sciences as a whole. The Cavendish section could be better preserved by turning it into a museum to showcase the brilliant historical achievements by the scientists who worked there.

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You claim that this work is to "safeguard the architectural, urban, historic, cultural and archaeological importance of the site". However I have just read that the plans include demolition of the Mond laboratory and other parts of the Cavendish labs. I urge you to reconsider. Being an alumni of Cambridge and a student of the physical sciences I cannot stress the historical importance of these labs both to Cambridge and the sciences as a whole. The Cavendish section could be better preserved by turning it into a museum to showcase the brilliant historical achievements by the scientists who worked there.