For too long Mitcham’s Corner has been in decline. Currently it is dominated by the gyratory traffic system and with empty shops.
Only Labour is offering a full package to turn this around.
- The Cambridge City Deal longer term offers solutions for the area by removing the gyratory system which is spoiling the area
- Cambridge Local Plan — Mitcham's Corner declared an Opportunity Area which should attract better developments and funding
- Cambridge City Council employed a Chesterton Coordinator similar to the Mill Road Coordinator who has helped turn that area into a dynamic community area
- Helping Friends of Mitcham’s Corner secure funding
Mike Sargeant says, “Labour’s Chesterton Coordinator is a crucial focus for developing the area, and the key step will be to reduce the impact of the road system.
Mitcham's Corner should be an area we can enjoy — our local centre to shop, eat and relax.
The Local Plan has the vision to take the area forward:
‘a more comfortable and simplified pedestrian environment by providing wider pavements and more street trees, removing pedestrian guardrails and unnecessary signage, and introducing more direct crossings that respond to key desire lines’
and ‘low-speed environment to help restore the balance between people and vehicles. Reducing the physical and visual width of the carriageway, in addition to reducing or removing road markings, will help change the perception of the street and contribute to lower speeds’”
Let’s put community back into West Chesterton!"