Hampton shown within Cambridgeshire
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Hampton is a newly developing township in Peterborough, England. There are currently two neighbourhoods within Hampton - Hampton Hargate and Hampton Vale, still growing. A third area, Hampton Hempsted is now under construction and a fourth, Hampton Leys, has been approved. The township has seen rapid expansion over recent years, including the opening of primary schools in both Hargate and Vale.
A local business park was completed in 2003/2004 and has seen rapid growth with several local businesses and national charities setting up there.
The police station is completed, and a number of play areas have been built.
From December 2007 the township began to open newly completed Cross Keys housing, the first road to be completed was Clayburn Road which was then followed by Ruster Way then Salix Road before numerous Cross Keys houses were developed across the area between 2008 and 2010.
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Hampton College, a secondary school built to serve Hampton, opened to years 7 and 8 in September 2005. By 2008 the school accepted students in years 7 through to 11. Further expansion, including a sixth form, was initially due for completion by 2010. Although the school will begin AS Level courses in September 2009, the date for the new buildings is currently under review. The school currently boasts an outdoor amphitheatre and is built around a courtyard setting. In the evenings, the school is used for a variety of groups and adult education classes and it is hoped that the school will eventually form the heart of the community within Hampton. The college was recently found to be 'outstanding' by Ofsted, and was rated as outstanding in 6 out of a possible 7 categories. This puts it in the top 2% of schools nationally.
The township is being developed on the site of former brick pits, which were also previously used for the storage of household waste and are have been infilled with pulverised fly ash,. An area to the west of the site has been set aside as Hampton nature reserve. The reserve is home to Europe's largest population of Great Crested Newts and is managed by the charity Froglife.
Hampton is served by a large shopping centre - Serpentine Green - which opened in 1999 and includes a Tesco Extra hypermarket, several other retail outlets, restaurants and a health centre. Its location off the A15 road makes Serpentine Green attractive to out-of-town shoppers.
- Peterborough's shopping centres
- Hampton College
- Your Hampton Community Website
- Overview of the development at Hampton
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