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 ...

Milton Road residents and residents of neighbouring streets working with Milton Road Local Liaison Forum (LLF) in a year of meetings, MR_City_Deal.pngworkshops, discussions, e-mail exchanges, and on site visits has ensured:

  • 'Do Optimum' from Residents’ Associations and Camcycle has been the basis of further progress on Milton Road City Deal Scheme
  • Union Lane - will remain open
  • Highworth Avenue roundabout - saved
  • No banning of right hand turns
  • No double bus lanes
  • Avenue of trees & grass verges throughout
  • Generally, cyclists & pedestrians protected from traffic by trees and verges, with two-way cycling for children’s safety – on ‘generally’, we emphasise discussions with City Deal officers and LLF representatives are ongoing

On 17th July, 6pm at Chesterton Community College, a Stakeholder Meeting will enable further discussions before the City Deal Assembly and Board consider Milton Road on 19th and 26th respectively. You have the opportunity to put across your views at all these meetings. We are identifying aspects requiring more work, so that the LLF report to the City Deal Assembly and Board will make residents' voices heard - loudly and clearly, without equivocation.

Cllr Jocelynne Scutt says “We are working with residents to ensure a good outcome for local people—as a residential road where pollution and congestion is minimised. As LLF Chair, I have ensured that Residents’ Associations and CamCycle have had the maximum opportunities to work with City Deal Officers to promote ‘Do Optimum’ and appreciate the effort which benefits us all.”

 

City Deal Milton Road - Local Liaison Forum Working with Residents 

Milton Road residents and residents of neighbouring streets working with Milton Road Local Liaison Forum (LLF) in a year of meetings, workshops, discussions, e-mail exchanges, and on site visits has...

Kelley Green is Labour’s County Council Candidate for Chesterton.Kelley4.jpg

Kelley led the campaign to successfully save the 17 bus and now the 117 takes people from Fen Road to shops and Addenbrooke’s via High St and Chesterton Rd.

She also led the campaign to save the Out of Hours GP service in Union Lane and presented a 2000 signature petition to the Clinical Commissioning Group.

Kelley with her campaigning skills and experience in landscaping and urban design will be a great addition to the Labour Team.

 

Vote for Kelley Green

Kelley Green is Labour’s County Council Candidate for Chesterton. Kelley led the campaign to successfully save the 17 bus and now the 117 takes people from Fen Road to shops...

Councillor Jocelynne Scutt, Labour's County Councillor for West Chesterton and Chair of the City Deal's Milton Road trees_MR.pngLocal Liaison Forum, has said that residents can take heart from the positive response of the City Deal's Board to recent resolutions put to them by Councillor Scutt.

In a letter sent (click here) to Councillor Scutt on on 14 September, the Board's Chair and Leader of the City Council, Councillor Lewis Herbert, confirmed that independent landscaping, tree and public realm consultants would be appointed by the City Deal to look at the plans for Milton Road and would attend a series of workshops over the next few weeks arranged by Councillor Scutt to be held with residents and council officers.  

Councillor Scutt said: "This is an important step forward in achieving a high quality scheme for Milton Road that puts public realm and landscaping right at its heart. I was also very pleased that Councillor Herbert confirmed that the Board will be looking for a design that avoids the needs for double bus lanes on any part of Milton Road.  Our Local Liaison Forum meetings have been very well attended and it's a testament to the strength of the community across and around Milton Road that we now have these significant commitments."

 Councillor Scutt added: "Residents can take heart from what we have already achieved. Looking forward both the Forum and the workshops will be vital in shaping the preferred design of the Milton Road scheme, including an avenue of mature trees and improving tree provision in some parts where it is currently low."

 

City Deal Board support avenue of mature trees for Milton Road

Councillor Jocelynne Scutt, Labour's County Councillor for West Chesterton and Chair of the City Deal's Milton Road Local Liaison Forum, has said that residents can take heart from the positive response...

The Labour Team led by Kelley Green submitted the petition with 2153 signatures to the Clinical Commissioning Group in Kelley_Gerri_Out_of_slider.jpgCambridge today.

"The response across the North of Cambridge has been fantastic" says Kelley. "Pubs, Cafes and Shops have been great in displaying the petition which shows what a popular campaign this has been."

"We will be submitting another petition to the County Council Health Committee calling on them to also oppose the closure of the Out of Hours service at Chesterton Medial Centre. Cambridge City Council are also behind the campaign and we trust that the CCG are listening. The North of Cambridge has the highest level of deprivation of the city and the worst mortality rate. Local people need easy access to good health care."

Over 2000 signatures to save the Out of Hours

The Labour Team led by Kelley Green submitted the petition with 2153 signatures to the Clinical Commissioning Group in Cambridge today. "The response across the North of Cambridge has been...

Residents and Labour East Chesterton City Councillors Gerri Bird and Margery Abbott were at the bus stop in Fairbairn Road this Kelley__Gerri__Marg_and_Sally_Palmer_NL.jpgmorning to catch the 0934 bus which was the first stop for the new 117 Whippet Coaches bus service to the City Centre from East Chesterton.  A petition to save the service had been signed by hundreds of East Chesterton residents in December and supported by Cambridge's MP, Daniel Zeichner, following the news that Stagecoach were withdrawing their own service from the Fen Road area.

Daniel Zeichner said: "I am delighted that Whippet Coaches have introduced this new service which is essential for residents in the Fen Road and High Street area to get into the city and I hope that it will be very well used."

Councillor Gerri Bird added: " There are many elderly people living in this area and this bus service is a lifeline to get them into the city centre and the shops, or to catch further connections out to Addenbrookes or to supermarkets such as Asda at the Beehive Centre. It's great news that Whippet stepped up to provide the route and I'll be catching it myself in the future." 

Kelley Green, who led the campaign to retain a service, said: "Over 350 residents in the area signed the petition to save this service and this morning lots of them came to celebrate and catch the first bus. Buses are very important in reducing the number of cars going into the city 

Labour saves the 17 bus

Residents and Labour East Chesterton City Councillors Gerri Bird and Margery Abbott were at the bus stop in Fairbairn Road this morning to catch the 0934 bus which was the...

Together with Cllrs Mike Sargeant and Jocelynne Scutt, Kelley Green has been looking at projects to improve our area. They have Kelley_Mike_Chestnut.jpgsecured funding for:

  • Improvement to the path from Leys Avenue to Arbury Court shops
  • New trees in Humberstone Road
  • Replacement of fencing in Chestnut Grove
  • Provision of benches across the ward

Kelley adds “Please let us know of your ideas, I will continue to work with Mike Sargeant in the future to secure more  funding for our area.”

 

Looking after our area

Together with Cllrs Mike Sargeant and Jocelynne Scutt, Kelley Green has been looking at projects to improve our area. They have secured funding for: Improvement to the path from Leys...

Residents' parking concerns are high on Labour's agenda.Parking_3.png

“We are working towards a proposal that could remove the commuter problem altogether.“ says Cllr Jocelynne Scutt

“We have taken into account representations from residents - including individuals and residents' association representatives.  We have also ensured that officers have given us the best legal advice on  the various options.

We will be taking into account the changes that may be brought about by the City Deal in Milton Road.. The key issue is that we don’t cause a domino effect where cars are displaced into other streets.”

“We are looking for a win / win where parking controls combined with improved and cheaper buses including Park and Ride will reduce congestion.” says Jocelynne.

Jocelynne and Kelley Green  discussing parking

 

Sorting out commuter parking

Residents' parking concerns are high on Labour's agenda. “We are working towards a proposal that could remove the commuter problem altogether.“ says Cllr Jocelynne Scutt “We have taken into account...

Cllr Gerri Bird welcomes changes to local policingGrumpys.jpg

“ Even before I was elected to represent Chesterton I was raising the issue of crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in parts of our ward.  Persistence has now paid off.  The local Police Prevention Team have agreed to start targeting parts of East Chesterton,   

They will be prioritising repeat offenders and those areas which suffer most from crime. This should lead to a reduction in crime and the fear of crime, in our area"

Stop Press

Police have taken action against crime at the corner of Scotland Road and Green End Road. For too long this has been a hotspot of crime and anti-social behaviour. Hopefully this will see improvements in the area.

Gerri and Kelley Green 

find ‘hippy crack’ canisters

 

Good news about Policing

Cllr Gerri Bird welcomes changes to local policing “ Even before I was elected to represent Chesterton I was raising the issue of crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in parts of...

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