Place:Milton, Cambridgeshire, England


Alt namesMiddletonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 48
Coordinates52.233°N 0.15°E
Located inCambridgeshire, England
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Milton is a village just north of Cambridge, England with a population of approximately 4,679 (2011 census),[1] up from 4,275 in the 2001 census. It expanded considerably in the late 1980s when two large housing estates were built between the bypass and the village resulting in a doubling of the population between the 1981 and 1991 censuses.

The village possesses four pubs, of which 3 are Grade II listed buildings. (A brewery, Milton Brewery, established in June 1999, moved to nearby Waterbeach in July 2012.) There are two churches: All Saints' Church, which serves the Church of England parish of Milton, and a New Apostolic Church.

The village has a primary school but no secondary school. Most pupils continue their education at Impington Village College, Cottenham Village College or St. Bede's School, Cambridge. There is also an Agricultural College, part of the College of West Anglia.

The Cambridge Science Park lies within the parish boundaries. Milton is also the home of the Pi Innovo's head office and Nokia's (formerly Symbian) Cambridge office.

In the early 2000s, Milton acquired a reputation for having an unpleasant smell - the "Milton Pong" - caused by its proximity to the Cambridge Sewage Works. In 2003 South Cambridgeshire District Council took legal action against Anglian Water and as a result improvements have been made which considerably improved the situation.

Land between Milton and Waterbeach has been purchased for building a rowing lake by Cambridge Sport Lakes.[2] Plans for an international-standard 8-lane rowing lake have been under consideration in Cambridge for many years. The original planning permission for the rowing lake was granted in 1995 but subsequently lapsed. However, permission was granted again in 2007.

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