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Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

Morley Memorial development

by Amanda Taylor on 11 February, 2017

The County Council is planning to develop our local primary school on Blinco Grove, Morley Memorial – but the determination of the planning application has been deferred yet again, and is now scheduled for the Planning Committee meeting on 16th March. It should have been determined last December, but the traffic statement contained serious omissions […]

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Here is my statement to the County Council’s Economy & Environment Committee on Park & Ride parking charges: I fully support the withdrawal of the Park & Ride parking charges. They have reduced usage of the P&R sites. Not only have optimistic income predictions been proved illusory, but the bus ridership has suffered and parking […]

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Morley Residents’ Parking and how to comment

by Amanda Taylor on 24 January, 2017

The County Council has published the formal Traffic Regulation Order for the residents’ parking scheme in the Morley area (from the Cherry Hinton Road/ Hills Road junction down to Blinco Grove). People wishing to comment on the traffic regulation order for the residents’ parking scheme should visit http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MorleyResidentsParkingScheme and either use the link there or […]

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Hills Road closure: seven questions

by Amanda Taylor on 18 January, 2017

County Council officers claim there are ‘many good reasons’ why they need to close Hills Road to enable construction of new cycleways. It is set to be a 24-7 closure, starting in May and lasting for five months. I can see many reasons why this is a bad idea and have grave concerns about access […]

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Local Highways Improvements

by Amanda Taylor on 12 January, 2017

The County Council runs a Local Highways Improvement Programme to fund small improvements to the public highway. Residents and groups can submit bids every autumn for projects of up to £10,000.The bids have to describe a local problem and propose a solution that can deliver lasting benefit, which has community support. Road safety is an […]

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Residents’ parking consultation results

by Amanda Taylor on 10 January, 2017

Here is the report on the consultation on residents’ parking, by County Council Parking Manager Nicola Gardner: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/site/custom_scripts/cons_details.aspx?ref=540.

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Queen Edith’s says YES to Residents’ Parking

by Amanda Taylor on 22 December, 2016

Households in the north of Queen Edith’s, Blinco Grove and up to Cambridge Leisure, have supported proposals for a residents’ parking scheme proposed by the County Council. This follows my own survey in November last year, which established in principle support for restrictions. There were over 100 comments, and the Council will publish a summary […]

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Safety v convenience. What do you think? The new cycleways on Hills Road are frequently blocked by coaches, delivery vehicles, and even council contractors working on the cycleway. While the vehicles are usually not there for long, accidents also happen in a flash. The County Council is proposing to introduce a loading ban, which would […]

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Queen Edith’s Way roundabout and pavement cycleways

by Amanda Taylor on 20 November, 2016

On Thursday, councillors on the County Council’s Economy & Environment Committee debated the proposals for changes to the Queen Edith’s Way/ Fendon/Mowbray Road roundabout, and to the pavements and cycleways on Queen Edith’s Way. Queen Edith’s Way residents Dara Morefield, Richard Martin and Tim Moore all spoke at the meeting, and I was sitting on […]

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Fendon Road roundabout and Queen Edith’s Way cycle lanes

by Amanda Taylor on 2 November, 2016

Long-awaited improvements to the Fendon Road roundabout will be voted on by county councillors at the Economy & Environment committee next Thursday. The proposal is to remodel the roundabout to provide crossings on all four arms as part of a ‘Dutch-style’ design. The committee will also consider a linked proposal for cycle lanes for Queen […]

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