On Wednesday, Cambridge City Council’s Planning Committee debated the Outline Planning Application for the 200 home ‘Netherhall Farm’ development (a.k.a. ‘GB1’) on Wort’s Causeway. Here’s what happened. Continue reading “GB1 housing is “policy compliant” – but it’s not right”
In case you missed it, I recently went down to the site of the new Cambridge South station to explain just some of the potential problems with the proposed design. Watch the video here!
The next Greater Cambridge Local Plan will define the development of our area for many years to come. In this post, I want to explore the possible implications for Queen Edith’s and take a quick look at the wider context in which the Local Plan is being drawn up. Continue reading “The next Local Plan and why we must keep on top of it”
The escalating cost of this project has become just as attention-grabbing as the first-of-its-kind-in-the-UK design. Understanding the story here is really important. Continue reading “The ‘cost’ of the Fendon Road roundabout: comparing apples and oranges”
Even as human tragedies and triumphs unfold in the real world, the planning system continues to grind on. Applications for the two large housing developments on Wort’s Causeway are now under consideration.
Continue reading “Worts Causeway: Don’t let the tail wag the dog”
Thoughts on the South Area Committee meeting, 9th March 2020
At last night’s South Area Committee meeting, the most newsworthy items looked like they would be updates on Fendon Road roundabout and Cambridge South station; but it turned into an even more thought-provoking evening…
A year ago I attended a meeting of the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) Executive Board to ask how it intended to action the 47 short term interventions identified in the Cambridge Biomedical Campus Transport Needs Review which it commissioned and funded. This post brings the story up to date. It’s not an encouraging tale. Continue reading “The GCP does not seem to be fit for purpose”
Last Friday I went over to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus to look at its claims for sustainable transport, particularly with regard to Cambridge South station. I talk about where the station’s location should be, and also look at some peculiar aspects of getting around this site on foot, and by bike, which are going to make it a real problem unless they’re sorted out before the station arrives. Continue reading “Sustainable transport and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus: the video”
In advance of the final local consultation event, I discuss what the current Cambridge South station proposals will mean for Queen Edith’s. Continue reading “What will Cambridge South Station mean for Queen Edith’s?”