Past Events

Wed 31 August 10:30 at Guildhall

Planning Meeting including Christ’s College St Andrew’s Street and West’s Garage, Newmarket Road among the major applications.

Thu 1 September 14:00 at Guildhall

Video from Richard Taylor: Full Video!

Greater Cambridge City Deal Executive Board. Papers include a verbatim transcript of Milton Road ‘Save our Trees and Verges’ petition debate with the County Council on 19th July. Milton Road RA called upon the City Deal to ‘delay any irreversible destruction of the existing trees and verges until all other methods of resolving the congestion problem have been properly tried and tested’. A number of councillors agreed, but Steve Count said the petition ‘should have called for an action in order to be heard. It’s not up to this [County] Council to supply one’. Ian Manning then read out a wording in which the Council would ‘express its opposition to any plan that would result in the removal of the majority of trees from Milton Road. Further, Council believes the measures contained in the City Deal do not represent efficient or desirable ways of cutting congestion and ask that more options be considered in the public consultation.’ Jocelynne Scutt’s motion ‘That this petition is referred to the City Deal Executive Board and Assembly with the views express in the Chamber’ was carried. Councillor Manning’s motion was lost. Following Cllr Scutt’s motion, the Board will consider it on 1st September.
There will be further debate (we heard the Assembly discuss it last week) on the 1000 extra new homes on rural exception sites. Also CD forward plan and progress report, financial monitoring. And importantly, public questions. Do come and support residents of North Cambridge.

Tue 6 September 10:00 at Guildhall

Local Plan Inspector Hearings. Matter CC4 Supporting the Cambridge Economy and CC4A Employment Land Policies 40 & 41. Continuing from 14:00 in the afternoon if required.

Wed 7 September 10:00 at Guildhall

Local Plan Inspector Hearings. Matter CC5A Policies 72 – 76:
72 Development and change of use in district, local and neighbourhood centres
73 Community, sports and leisure facilities
74 Education facilities
75 Healthcare facilities
76 Protection of public houses

I have been in touch with the Planning Department and they confirm that there will be no more Hearings relating to the City probably until the New Year. Hearings will resume relating to South Cambs Local Plan on 1st November. It is worth noting, however, that some of the Omission Site Hearings for S. Cambs will have a bearing on the Green Belt. Some dates have still to be set. For an updated programme please click here from time to time.

Tue 13 September 16:30-18:30 Guildhall Council Chamber

Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-committee

Tue 13 September 19:00 West Central Local Liaison Forum

Wesley Methodist Church. To be confirmed.

Wed 14 September 19:30 at St Mark’s Community Centre, Barton Rd. Lewis Herbert on the City Deal.

Thu 15 September 18:30-22:00 North Area Committee meeting Shirley Primary School, Nuffield Road. Agenda will be published a week before.

Mon 26th September 19:30 – 21:30hrs

Coton Village Hall, 56 High Street, Coton CB23 7PL

LLF meeting (for Coton) – Western Orbital/A428 Cambourne to Cambridge.

Sat 1 October 9:00–13:00hrs

Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA.

‘Keeping Cambridge Special’ Event

FeCRA’s Wendy Blythe, Nicky Padfield (Master of Fitzwilliam College), Tom Foggin (Cambridge Association of Architects), David Cleevely (Cambridge Ahead) and, of course, breakout groups to discuss your views. After which Lewis Herbert lead the reporting back.


FeCRA chair Wendy Blythe

Nichola Padfield

Tom Foggin

David Cleevely


Workshop Summaries

14th October 2016 Rebooting the City Deal:

How can we make transport in the Cambridge region work better for everyone?
Event Videos and Presentations: Smarter Cambridge Transport