Cambridge Cycling Campaign

Cambridge Cycling Campaign was formed in 1995 to provide a voice for cyclists in Cambridge and the surrounding villages. We aren't a cycling club, but an organisation of volunteers campaigning for the rights of cyclists and promoting cycling in and around Cambridge. We lobby for better and more convenient conditions for cycling, safer roads, and more people on bikes. It is now a charity, registered number 1138098. More information at https://www.camcycle.org.uk

  • S/1312/19/OL Milton Road Impington - 50 residential dwellings & community park

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Outline application for planning permission with all matters other than access reserved, for the development of up to 50 residential dwellings and a Community Park to provide recreation and leisure facilities, including a community building, and associated works.

    http://plan.scambs.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=S/1312/19/OL

    Please sign in to vote.
  • S/1031/19/OL Bourn Airfield - 24,620sqm of light industry

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Outline planning permission with some matters reserved except for appearance for the redevelopment of the former Gestamp factory site at Bourn Airfield for up to 24,620sqm/265,000sqft GEA of commercial floorspace (B1c light industry and B8 warehouse), associated car parking and service yards, external works and landscaping

    http://plan.scambs.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=S/1031/19/OL&theTabNo=3

    Please sign in to vote.
  • Cambridge Biomedical Campus Transport Needs Review

    Created by Sam Webster // 1 thread

    Cambridge Biomedical Campus Transport Needs Review report came out a couple of weeks ago.  Whilst some of it is good, I think the cycling stuff is poor in general:

    1. They look at cyclist safety in the surrounding area but due to the dates and area selected, they claim no fatalities.  Ignoring Steve Moir's death is insensitive at best.
    2. I didn't see any mention of NCR 11 passing through the site which suggests to me they didn't even realise
    3. A tiny bit about air pollution but the word climate doesn't even appear
    4. 'The segregated route alongside the CGB' - Do they mean segregated from buses?!
    5. 'Site observations showed the route alongside the Busway to the west of the site to be particularly well used by pedestrians and cyclists and of high quality'.  It's unsafe due to lack of separation from buses and pedestrians, too narrow for numbers and given speed differences over bridge and crosswinds.
    6. Nothing about the bus stops in mandatory cycle lanes
    7. Section 5.3.3 - peak counts/hour would be very useful
    8. 'Site visit observations suggest that cycling infrastructure near to CBC is currently performing well with the current demand' - CGB path is way over capacity at peak times.  I don't know about the other routes.

    I propose complaining about the standard of the cycling part of the report.

    Please sign in to vote.
  • 19/0389/FUL 62 Silverwood Close - change to 7 bedroom HMO

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Rather pitiful looking front 'garden' with some things sticking out of the wall supposedly providing eight cycle parking spaces. Note that the photograph included in the D&A statement seems to show 'no cycles' signs plastered on the same wall.

    ...

    Change of use to a large HMO (sui generis use class) with seven bedrooms serving seven people.

    62 Silverwood Close Cambridge CB1 3HA

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 19/0389/FUL

    Please sign in to vote.
  • 19/0379/FUL 42 Birdwood Road - 2 bedroom dwelling

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    What appears to be two Sheffield stands in the garden. The spacing is only 70cm. They are uncovered. The exterior door appears to be 90cm.

    ...

    Erection of a two bed dwelling to the rear following demolition of existing garage.

    42 Birdwood Road Cambridge CB1 3SU

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 19/0379/FUL

    Please sign in to vote.
  • S/4615/18/OL 28,000sqm office and R&D space

    Created by Roxanne (Cycling Campaign Officer) // 1 thread

    Outline Application for the erection of up to 28,000sqm of mixed B1 (a) offices, B1 (b) research and development, B1 (c) light industrial, B2 general industrial, B8 storage and distribution, and A1/A3 amenity café, with all matters reserved (Access from Beech Road, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale)

    Land To The West Of Cambridge Research Park, Beach Drive, Landbeach, CB25 9TL

    South Cambridgeshire

    Application reference : S/4615/18/OL

    Please sign in to vote.
  • 19/0347/FUL Parking reconfiguration & pedestrian crossing. Newmarket Road

    Created by Roxanne (Cycling Campaign Officer) // 1 thread

    External works including parking reconfiguration and new pedestrian crossing; new shopfront to western elevation; reconfiguration of rear ramped access; creation of three door openings; formation of loading bay; and raised plant deck.

    Unit 10 Cambridge Retail Park Newmarket Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB5 8WR

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 19/0347/FUL

    Please sign in to vote.
  • 19/0358/FUL David Lloyd Leisure - car park expansion, modification to the Tins

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    They are proposing to expand the car park by adding 45 car parking spaces along the service road that crosses the Tins.

    Transport Statement section 5.2.5 describes a set of measures to create proper visibility splays at the crossing of the Tins and reinforce the give-way markings for drivers. This sounded great...

    However, Appendix D several diagrams and some of them show give-way markings being painted on the cycleway in addition to the service road.

    In contrast, the existing situation is that the Tins is continuous and the give-way markings are painted on the service road.

    This may only be a mistake in some of the diagrams, it does not appear to be mentioned in the text, but we must object that these diagrams show an interruption of the Tins and a degradation of the cycleway.

    ...

    19/0358/FUL | Car park extension to provide 45no. new parking spaces. | 21-25 Coldhams Business Park Norman Way Cambridge CB1 3LH

    https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=POES6TDXKG900

    Please sign in to vote.
Spinner Please wait…
Back to top