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Slim majority for new residents’ parking scheme in Coleridge

by Amanda Taylor on 9 January, 2018

map of Coleridge West

Coleridge West residents’ parking zone

Residents in the west Coleridge area have given their backing to a new residents’ parking scheme covering the area between Cherry Hinton Road, Mill Road and Coleridge Road.

The County Council ran a consultation there at the end of last year, as well as in the Accordia estate off Brooklands Avenue, in the Staffordshire Street area near the Grafton Centre, and Newnham.

Just over half of the Coleridge West residents who took part in the survey supported the council’s proposed scheme. The Council will be looking at all the feedback received from the surveys and the public exhibition and considering it before it creates the final plans, which will be advertised in the local paper as part of a statutory consultation.

Councillors on the Cambridge City Joint Area Committee will review all comments and objections received during the statutory consultation and they will decide on whether to implement the schemes.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board will fund the implementation costs associated with all four new schemes, meaning participants only need to pay for residents’ permits and visitors’ permits.

Breakdowns of the four consultations and answers to the frequently asked questions about Resident Parking Schemes will be available at

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  1. Steve from Linton says:

    Yet another kick in the teeth for commuters that live outside of Cambridge. We are forced out of using the train station car park by cripplingly high prices, they do the same with the park and ride next to Addenbrookes. Now we are being pushed out of the west Coleridge area. Why, at the weekend most of these roads have virtually no cars on them, so this is simply to punish commuters.

    How about helping commuters rather than making it more and more difficult, with a cheap or (shock/horror) free park and ride that starts its buses early enough (5.15 am) so that we can use them.

    How about someone doing some forward thinking. Why is the park and ride next to Addenbrookes so expensive, is it to stop people using it who work in Addenbrookes taking all of the space. If that is the case, why not make it bigger, a multi-story car park that can cope with the number of cars for example.

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