Lives in a Landscape visit the the River Cam and talk to some of the people who use it.
Councillors met with residents on Thursday 30th April to discuss the proposed development of 321 new student rooms on a council owned site on Cheddar Lane. See the slides for more details on the nature of the proposal.
The proposal can be viewed on the Cambridge City Council planning portal (application number 15/0398/FUL). The proposal is now closed for comments but there is an online petition set up by residents opposing the scheme.
A planning application has been put in for 321 student rooms in Cheddars Lane. Plans can be view online on the Cambridge City Council planning portal. The planning application number is 15/0398/FUL. The deadline for comments is Friday 10th April (which is today so hurry if you want to make a comment). Residents are concerned about the extra strain more housing in the area will cause, the size of the proposed buildings, the change to local small businesses and the precedent that the development will set.
In addition to making comments on the planning portal you can email these people:
Tony Collins (Planning Office) – email@example.com
Peter Robers (local City Councillor) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Johnson (local City Councillor) – email@example.com
Joan Whitehead (County Councillor for transport) firstname.lastname@example.org
There are proposals to develop the Wests Garage site on Newmarket Road. The current application proposes the building of a four story 257 student hotel. The planning submission was given in just before Christmas. The timing has meant that residents have not been able to give the application heir full attention.
The Cambridge News have run a story on it and you can find more details of the application by going to the council website and clicking on ‘Documents’.
Comments and objections can be viewed by clicking on ‘Comments’.
A local resident has photographed the area and projected the proposed development onto it.
StreetGames sessions in Abbey & Arbury
Following feedback, Phase I will be starting from next week and will
include weekly sessions in football, basketball and girls only
Springtime will see the next phase of the programme, with planned
activities in girls only exercise classes, young people gym sessions at
the Abbey, multi-sport clubs in both areas to include cycling, tennis,
PING and golf, plus the opportunity for young people to gain
qualifications in life saving and specific sports such as football.
All information about the programme will also be available to view here.
If you would like some printed copies of these posters sent to you,
please contact Carrie Holbrook, Senior Sports Development Officer Arts & Recreation Department, Cambridge City Council Direct line: 01223 458612 (Mon, Tues, Weds + Fri only reduced hours) e.mail: email@example.com
More information here:
www.cAbbey People’s website http://abbeypeople.org.uk
‘Abbey in Cambridge’ Facebook page
The community notice boards around Abbey
Coldham’s Common management plan consultation survey closes 28 February 2014. The Council are looking at range of options for managing the common, and
need to know what local residents and site users think. You can have you say here.
The Cambridge East (Wing) Development is currently under consultation for a planning
application that will see an additional 1,300 homes, primary school, food store, community facilities, openspaces, landscaping and associated infrastructure and other
development added to the area.
The plans are for Marshall’s site to the north of Newmarket Road. Development of the 64.8 hectare site falls within the parish of Fen Ditton.
The first Cambridge East Community Forum for local residents was held on 10th December 2013 and further meetings will be held this year.
An outline planning application was submitted on 18th December and will
be the subject of consultation until 14th February 2014. The application
can be found on the South Cambs website. Comments can be made online. The application reference is S/2682/13/OL
For further information on the Wing development, or the Cambridge East
Community Forum, please contact Ed Durrant at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01954 713266.
What to do next:
What: Open Evening with Julian Huppert MP
When: Thursday October 3rd 7.30 to 9.30
Where: Christ Church, Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB1 1HT
Why: Chance to talk to MP, raise issues and ask him questions.
More information: Refreshments available
Contact: Brunswick and North Kite Residents’ Association
Message from Julian Huppert:
“As your MP I want to hear what’s important to you and answer any questions you may have for me. Since my election in 2010,
I’ve worked for Cambridge in parliament on a wide range of issues, from increased funding for cycling to protecting
and promoting independent pubs, shops and businesses
to campaigning for more equitable funding for our schools.
It would be interesting to hear your thoughts on these and any other issues. I hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you there!”
Ideas and opinions were gathered from residents in March and the following response was drafted by the RARA committee, discussed with the secretary of Camboaters and then sent to the council.
We look forward to learning the outcome of the consultation and to seeing the City Council’s more detailed proposals for tackling unregulated mooring on Riverside.
Our monthly pub socials from now on will be held at the Fort St George on Midsummer Common rather than the Corner House pub as previously advertised. Our next meeting will be at the Fort on Monday April 1st at 8pm and we look forward to seeing everyone there.