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Transport and traffic are two of the hottest topics of debate in Cambridge. So I know there are lots of ideas for improving transport. Now it looks as though we may be able to put some of them into practice. By law (Town & Country Planning Act 1990), councils may require money from developers to […]

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Hills Road VI Form College travel plan is in

by admin on 22 December, 2011

Hills Road Sixth Form College recently applied for planning permission to demolish their existing sports pavilion on Sedley Taylor Road and build a new one. The application was considered at the recent South Area meeting on 7th November. Many residents of Sedley Taylor Road have concerns about parking and access to the existing sports pavilion […]

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Police Priorities for South Cambridge

by admin on 26 October, 2011

The next South Area meeting on 7th November will include a discussion on police priorities. The meeting’s at the Cherry Hinton Village Centre and open to everyone. It starts at 7.30 and we anticipate the policing discussion will begin by 8 p.m. You can view an agenda  for this meeting on the City Council website, […]

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New pavilion for sixth-form college

by admin on 25 October, 2011

The next meeting of the South Area Committee, on 7th November, will determine a planning application for a new sports pavilion at Hills Road VI Form College. You can see details of the application here: 11/0900/FUL Hills Road Sixth Form College Sports Ground, Sedley Taylor Road There are two other planning applications: one in Drayton […]

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Wulfstan Way: the diggers have arrived

by admin on 1 June, 2011

Work has begun on the improvement scheme for the Wulfstan Way shops (see previous posts) and if you have visited the area recently you’ll know that the excavators have arrived! Workers and council officers were there too when I was shopping this afternoon. The scheme will provide more attractive paving and pathways better linking the […]

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Cambridgeshire library managers will be visiting the South Area meeting at the Queen Edith Chapel in Wulfstan Way this Wednesday. They’ll be doing a presentation on the Conservative administration’s library review and seeking the views of the public on the planned changes as well as ideas on the library service and its future viability. The […]

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This Thursday’s South Area meeting (3rd March) has three planning applications. Here are the details, with links to the Council’s planning website, where you can read the applications, view the plans and see people’s comments and objections:1. A 5-bedroomed house next to The Cottage on Gazeley Road 10/1278/REM2. A 5-bedroomed house next to The Cottage […]

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It was standing room only at Homerton College on Thursday as the Cambridge South Area Committee debated a planning application by Punch Taverns to demolish the Queen Edith Public House and replace it with housing. Seven councillors voted unanimously to throw out the application.  They insisted on the value of the pub to the community and […]

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Last Thursday’s Area Committee received a report on the plans for the Wulfstan Way shops and gave Council officers the green light to proceed with a range of improvements including new pathways, extra seating with public art, fresh parking spaces, a noticeboard and road safety enhancements. It is hoped some of the changes will be […]

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South Area Meeting, 8th July

by admin on 11 July, 2010

Liberal Democrat Cambridge City Council has devolved some functions to local ‘area committees’, each covering a geographical quarter of the city. Queen Edith’s is part of the South Area, which also includes Cherry Hinton and Trumpington. The committee comprises the councillors for the three wards. Last Thursday it met at Homerton College for the first […]

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