Waterbeach Cycling Campaign
Waterbeach and proposed new town to north Cambridge
Part demolition of outbuildings, erection of single storey annexe and change of use to 6 bed HMO (Sui Generis) for 6 persons
7 Kent Way Cambridge CB4 2QY
Application reference : 21/03983/FUL
Before the pandemic you could turn right here, now, any cyclist ends up on car-repelling paint with nowhere obvious to go.
Residents in particular parts of Cambridge are being asked to put forward proposals for improving open spaces and play areas via Cambridge City Council’s 2021 S106 funding round.
Anglian Water and Cambridge City Council, working with U+I and TOWN, are exploring the vision for a new sustainable urban quarter at the heart of the proposed new district of North East Cambridge.
The project is currently called the Core Site, North East Cambridge (shown on the attached map). The aim is to deliver over 5,000 new homes on the Core Site over the next 20 years, along with shops, workplaces, education, community and leisure facilities, and open spaces. This opportunity is enabled by the proposed relocation of Anglian Water’s Cambridge Waste Water Treatment Plant, with the support of Homes England, and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
Cambridge City Council is currently bringing forward an Area Action Plan (AAP) for the wider district, within which the Core Site is located, which could deliver a total of 8,000 new homes in ‘an inclusive, walkable, low-carbon new city district with a lively mix of homes, workplaces, services and social spaces, fully integrated with surrounding neighbourhoods’. The Core Site has a key role to play in delivering this vision.
The landowners of the Core Site - Anglian Water and Cambridge City Council - have selected U+I, in partnership with TOWN, as master developers for the site will be working to bring forward proposals for the site and, eventually, a planning application.
The plans for the improved shared pavement between Waterbeach and Milton have been added to the planning portal. Planning application: S/0559/17/COND29
Also please note the A10 SLO for a reduction of the speed limit on these sections from 50mph to 40mph.
From looking at the plans my main concerns
Narrow sections - less than 3m wide, which is not LTN 1/20 compliant and very unambitious seeing as 11,000 homes are being built in Waterbeach.
The separation from the carriageway is also very unambitious at 0,5m and not a properly segregated verge. 0,5m is the absolute minimum suggested in LTN 1/20. 1m is the minimum recommended.
Access to Impington Village College has not been looked at in any detail since the college opened in 1939. What issues are there for cycling to the college? What opportunities are there to make improvements?
Cambridgeshire communities must work together for a green recovery from Covid-19 and to play our part in reducing carbon emissions. Zero Carbon Streets is the campaign that brings local groups together to do this.
21/01764/FUL | Conversion of 3bed dwelling to 2no. 1bed flats and 1no. 2bed flat, following a part two storey side and rear and part single storey rear extensions. | 45 Kings Hedges Road Cambridge CB4 2QE
Crow Ideal solution for Butt Lane
This is an ideal solution to the flow at Landbeach road.
Mobility needs from Landbeach, highlighted in Milton community are to provide cycle crossing at the A10 for school kids and parents.