Over 150 residents met at Chesterton Community College in January at the Local Liaison Forum (LLF).city_deal_bus_web.jpg

Outcomes of residents, stakeholders and officers’ workshops and concept design groups were outlined by the project team.

Residents engaged in a rigorous review of diagrams illustrating modelling outcomes, with interests of pedestrians emphasised and safety features of crossings for cyclists, walkers and car drivers being carefully scrutinised.

Summing up, Cllr Jocelynne Scutt, LLF Chair, expressed her sincere thanks to residents ‘for their sterling efforts to develop a scheme ensuring residents’ interests were prominent, with Milton Road and neighbouring streets recognised as a residential neighbourhood as well as a prominent route into Cambridge’.

She observed: ‘Working together has meant the developing scheme has many elements we can all support. We now have more time to sort out detail on bus lanes, trees & landscaping, walking and cycling.’ Residents’ voices will continue to be heard – and listened to.

 

Making all our voices matter - Milton Road update

Over 150 residents met at Chesterton Community College in January at the Local Liaison Forum (LLF). Outcomes of residents, stakeholders and officers’ workshops and concept design groups were outlined by...

A planning application has been lodged for the Tivoli:Tivoli.png

  • Retain frontage
  • Build 16 x 1 and 2 bedroom apartments
  • A commercial unit on the ground floor

You have until 26th January to comment on this application.

As your local Labour councillors and members we are very concerned about this application which would mean the loss of the Tivoli pub and we will be submitting objections which will cover a wide range of concerns including:

  • The owners, Wetherspoon are responsible for this much loved building and should be taking responsibility for rebuilding the pub rather than seeing it as an investment opportunity
  • The impact of the proposed building in terms of its height and mass as seen from both Mitcham’s Corner and Jesus Green
  • The application documents are of very poor quality and a substantial number of vital documents such as a transport statement or any justification for the loss of the pub are not included.

Detail and comments are at  idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/

or to Planning Services,  Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH 

The Reference is 17/1771/FUL

We’d also welcome your views and comments.

 

Let's save the Tivoli

A planning application has been lodged for the Tivoli: Retain frontage Build 16 x 1 and 2 bedroom apartments A commercial unit on the ground floor You have until 26th...

MS_CK_Chestnut_fence_2_web.jpgYour Labour Team is getting the most out of funding available to local areas:

  • Resurfacing of the path through to Arbury Court
  • Double yellow lines at junctions

Coming soon:

  • Additional seating for weary legs
  • Speed display unit to discourage speeding
  • Cycling improvements in Manhattan Drive /  Cutter Ferry Path
  • New fencing in Hawthorn Way and Chestnut Grove

Your ideas and concerns:

Please let us know : West Chesterton Labour. FREEPOST 9653, Alex Wood Hall, Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD

 

Looking after West Chesterton

Your Labour Team is getting the most out of funding available to local areas: Resurfacing of the path through to Arbury Court Double yellow lines at junctions Coming soon: Additional...

Residents, residents' associations and Camcycle have a great 'win'!city_deal_bus_web.jpg

Milton Road Concept has been approved by Greater Cambridge Partnership Board (City Deal) based on the 'Do Optimum' proposal supported by Residents' Associations & Camcycle.

Currently:

  • 'Trees' and Bus-stop Workshops with residents;
  • More discussion on 'Trees';
  • Detailed design-work ongoing on Junctions, Roundabouts and Bus Lanes.

Then:

  • Local Liaison Forum LLF, Councillors, Residents’ Associations, Camcycle review of workshop outcomes and detailed design;
  • Outcome for approval by Assembly & Board;
  • Consultation - We are determined this will be a real consultation.

 

Milton Road City Deal Update

Residents, residents' associations and Camcycle have a great 'win'! Milton Road Concept has been approved by Greater Cambridge Partnership Board (City Deal) based on the 'Do Optimum' proposal supported by Residents' Associations &...

Residents' parking remains a thorny issue throughout West Chesterton.RP_JS_CK.jpg

Possible solutions are complicated by County boundary changes. Three Councillors are involved - Cllrs Claire Richards (Castle), Jocelynne Scutt (Arbury) and Cllr Ian Manning (Chesterton), each responsible for different areas.

We are working with residents in the Victoria Road 'parking zone' and Ascham / Metcalfe 'parking zone' to provide residents an opportunity to discuss possibilities with County officers.

Cllr Richards organised a Stakeholders meeting for Victoria, and Cllr Scutt organised a Workshop for Ascham / Metcalfe. 

Cllr Richards is working with residents of Green's Road and Primrose Street  to see whether more parking spaces can be fitted into the 'zone' whilst accommodating access for emergency and refuse vehicles.

Cllr Scutt is working with residents of Ascham / Metcalfe bearing in mind that four schools exist in that locality, with drop-offs and cycling safety features, and that Milton Road Library and the Nursery on Milton Road need spaces for library users and nursery staff.

We are determined to ensure that residents are able to decide what is best for their areas, with the best information and options available. Please contact us with your views.

 

Residents' Parking Update

Residents' parking remains a thorny issue throughout West Chesterton. Possible solutions are complicated by County boundary changes. Three Councillors are involved - Cllrs Claire Richards (Castle), Jocelynne Scutt (Arbury) and Cllr...

City Councillor Mike Sargeant secured the funding to resurfaceIMG_20171022_125230166.jpg the path from Leys Avenue to Arbury Court. "Many residents complained about the poor state of the path mainly due to tree roots, I managed to get funds from the City Council Environmental Improvement Programme for resurfacing" said Mike.

Resurfaced path through to Arbury Court

City Councillor Mike Sargeant secured the funding to resurface the path from Leys Avenue to Arbury Court. "Many residents complained about the poor state of the path mainly due to...

Residents have contacted Cllr Mike Sargeant about parking outside the Co-op at 1 Milton Road. They are concerned about 1_Milton_Road.jpgthe blocking of the pavement and the associated safety issues.

Mike is looking to get double yellow lines from the Portland Arms round to the Co-op so that there can be enforcement. Mike said "I pointed out that this would happen when the planning application was submitted. I will try to get restrictions urgently as residents are rightly concerned."

Parking problems at Co-op 1 Milton Road

Residents have contacted Cllr Mike Sargeant about parking outside the Co-op at 1 Milton Road. They are concerned about the blocking of the pavement and the associated safety issues. Mike...

A revised planning application has been lodged for Whichcote House. The previous application was rejected on the grounds :Whichcote.png

“The impact of the increased height and massing on Springfield Road and Springfield Terrace would be unduly dominant and fails to respond well to the site context and fails to create an attractive frontage to positively enhance the streetscape contrary to and would represent poor design.“

The Developer has put in another application, without the previously proposed 3rd floor,  for 8 two bedroom flats and 3 one bedroom flats

You have until 10th November to comment on this application.

Grounds that will be considered include whether

  • the proposal accords with planning policy for Cambridge
  • the proposed use is suitable for the area
  • the design, appearance and size of the new building is in keeping with the surrounding area
  • the external alterations are in character with the existing property
  • adjoining properties will be overshadowed, overlooked or will suffer a loss of privacy
  • there will be any increase in noise and disturbance
  • there is adequate car parking, cycle, refuse and storage facilities

Comments can be made at https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/ or to Planning Services,  Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH  Reference 17/1722/FUL .

 

Whichcote House Planning Application

A revised planning application has been lodged for Whichcote House. The previous application was rejected on the grounds : “The impact of the increased height and massing on Springfield Road...

A major planning application for Chesterton Community College has been lodged with the County Council.CCC.png

  • increasing capacity from 900 to 1,200
  • new Main Entrance Reception
  • new Art Classrooms
  • new Main Hall
  • new Dining Hall
  • Additional classrooms in the existing buildings

If you want to comment, grounds that will be considered include whether:

  • the proposal accords with planning policy for Cambridge
  • the proposed use is suitable for the area
  • the design, appearance and size of the new building is in keeping with the surrounding area
  • the external alterations are in character with the existing property
  • adjoining properties will be overshadowed, overlooked or will suffer a loss of privacy
  • there will be any increase in noise and disturbance
  • there is adequate car parking, cycle, refuse and storage facilities

You have until 7th September to comment on this application.

Reference is C/5003/17/CC. Detail and comments are at :

http://planning.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/swift/apas/run/wphappcriteria.display

by email - planningdc@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

by post - County Planning, Minerals and Waste Team, Box SH1315, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP

 

Chesterton Community College Planning Application

A major planning application for Chesterton Community College has been lodged with the County Council. increasing capacity from 900 to 1,200 new Main Entrance Reception new Art Classrooms new Main...

A planning application has been lodged for 156—160 Chesterton Road. Previously the application approved was for Student Accommodation. It is now for 27 x studio and 14 x 1 bed  units for private rental. The application also fronts onto Sandy Lane where there will be cycle and vehicle access. 150_Chesterton.png

There will only be car parking  for 2 disabled spaces and no provision of affordable housing on site. Local residents may want to consider the impact of car parking on local streets .

You have until 25th August to comment on this application.

Grounds that will be considered include whether

  • the proposal accords with planning policy for Cambridge
  • the proposed use is suitable for the area
  • the design, appearance and size of the new building is in keeping with the surrounding area
  • the external alterations are in character with the existing property
  • adjoining properties will be overshadowed, overlooked or will suffer a loss of privacy
  • there will be any increase in noise and disturbance
  • there is adequate car parking, cycle, refuse and storage facilities

Detail and comments are at :

idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/ or to Planning Services,  Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH . The Reference is 17/1032/FUL

 

 

156—160 Chesterton Road Planning Application

A planning application has been lodged for 156—160 Chesterton Road. Previously the application approved was for Student Accommodation. It is now for 27 x studio and 14 x 1 bed ...

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