18/1245/FUL 156-160 Chesterton Road - 32x studio & 14x 1BR serviced apartments

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Added by Matthew

The applicant very strongly claims that there are 81 residential cycle parking spaces (including in a follow-up email to the case officer to correct some errors in the application) and 5 visitor spaces.

Revised Planning Statement: "Communal residents’ cycle store (81 spaces) in basement at both the Chesterton Road end of the site (59 spaces) and the Sandy Lane end of the site (22 spaces)"

I can only count 46 residential cycle parking spaces in the diagrams, split between 24 spaces in the Block A (front) basement and the Block B (rear) ground floor. ALL of the cycle parking spaces, including visitor, are of the non-compliant 'wheel bender' variety. The Block B does not even have an access aisle for the wheel benders.

The Block A basement cycle park is accessible through either the rear car lift or the regular building lift in the front. Both appear to be large enough, however I would want to see a planning condition to ensure that both lifts are always available for use by people with cycles (to prevent any officious 'health and safety' concerns from killing the access).

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Proposed serviced apartments (sui generis) comprising 32 x studio and 14 x 1 bed units together with hard and soft landscaping, an external garden room, cycle and refuse stores, basement car parking spaces and visitor cycle parking

Former Hamilton Lodge Hotel 156 - 160 Chesterton Road And Land Rear Of 162 Chesterton Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire

https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PCSCCYDXMWL00

Cambridge

Application reference : 18/1245/FUL

https://idox.cambridge.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PCSCCYDXMWL00

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