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Wort’s Causeway: Council digging holes

by Amanda Taylor on 29 September, 2015

People living in or travelling through Wort’s Causeway may have noticed the fields on each side being dug up. The previously tranquil meadows are now pitted with trenches and orange netting, as well as a jolly blue loo on the western side of the road. This is part of an archaeological survey, being carried out at […]

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The new Queen Edith … opening up soon

by Amanda Taylor on 21 February, 2015

The new pub on Wulfstan Way is looking more and more like a welcome house, and we are looking forward to enjoying a drink there soon. Another good sign is that the owners have submitted their licence application – have a look here: Queen Edith licence premises licence application and comment if you wish to […]

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Two planning applications to keep an eye on

by Amanda Taylor on 24 December, 2014

It may be Christmas Eve but development goes on … and on. Today Cambridge City Council has published its agenda, which has two Queen Edith’s applications, on Mowbray Road and Baldock Way. The agenda also says there is one on Cavendish Avenue, but be assured this is a mistake! Here is the link: http://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=181&MID=2606#AI13214 The […]

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Cambridge City Council’s planning committee this week discussed the relocation of Papworth hospital to the Addenbrooke’s site. The application is for a New Papworth Hospital, allowing relocation from the hospital’s current site in Papworth Everard, 13 miles from Cambridge. The hospital is the largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK and includes the country’s main […]

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Morley: one site for the school, plus childcare

by Amanda Taylor on 15 September, 2014

Morley Memorial Primary School on Blinco Grove is one of the oldest buildings in the area, founded at the end of the 19th century. There are plans for improving the school buildings to bring them up to modern standards: three new classrooms plus long overdue repairs. The changes will enable the whole school to be […]

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South Area meeting 23rd April at Homerton College

by Amanda Taylor on 14 April, 2014

The next South Area meeting is 23rd April, in the Alison Shrubsole room at Homerton College. Start time is 7.00 p.m. The meeting begins with an Open Forum, at which anyone can make a brief statement or ask questions of councillors and officers.

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Floating bus stops, what do you think?

by Amanda Taylor on 14 March, 2014

Hills Road is to benefit from over a million pounds of government funding for a new road layout that aims to improve conditions for pedestrians, bus users and cyclists. There is a plan for segregated cycle lanes in three of the main roads into the city: Hills Road, Trumpington Road and Huntingdon Road. An innovative […]

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Don’t play Bob the Builder with the Green Belt!

by Amanda Taylor on 7 February, 2014

Last week, the Tory-led Cambridgeshire County Council Cabinet voted to start putting together a business case for developing housing on Wort’s Causeway. The County owns 8.5 hectares of land to the south of Wort’s Causeway, known in the Local Plan consultation as GB2, GB1 being a slightly smaller parcel of land to the north. I […]

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Marque building works

by Amanda Taylor on 7 October, 2013

The builders carrying out the erection of The Marque on the corner of Hills and Cherry Hinton Road are using the pavement and cycleway for working in, which means no cycle lanes until the work is complete. I have heard this isn’t likely to be until Christmas! Meanwhile, I have heard complaints from people who […]

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The draft local plan and the green belt

by Amanda Taylor on 22 August, 2013

Cambridge  City Council has published its draft Local Plan, which sets the framework for future development in the city, and now is the time to give your views on it, for the government Planning Inspectorate to consider. By law, local authorities must set a Local Plan for their areas, stipulating what kind of development can […]

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