Members Update – 16th January 2018

From Wendy Blythe

Dear All,

GCP Assembly Meeting 18th January, 2pm, Shire Hall

See below for Agenda items

Community Services Scrutiny Committee, 18th January, 5pm, Guildhall

Flagging up:

Review of new policy for the use of Parks and Open Spaces For Events ( link below)

If you want to ask a question on 18th January (see below)

Tivoli, Mitcham’s Corner – application to demolish – 17/1771/FUL

Extended deadline for comments, 26 January

Wetherspoons have applied for permission to demolish the Tivoli (apart from the facade) and replace it with a six-storey building made up of a single retail unit plus 16 apartments. The Tivoli is a focal feature of Mitcham’s Corner. Local residents and businesses want to see it redeveloped in a sensitive way that will enhance the area.

Friends of Mitcham’s Corner say ‘the application is to build a 6-storey block of flats with a tower alongside, both of which would dwarf other buildings anywhere near it and loom over the River and Jesus Green’.

More details and key documents and a link to the Council portal are available on the Friends website

Note you need to register in order to post any comments on line or you can write to the Case Officer, quoting the Planning Reference number 17/1771/FUL :

Michael Hammond at Mandela House, 4 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1BY  where plans can also be viewed, Monday to Friday 9am – 5.15pm

A reminder that when objecting it is important to specify the precise Local Plan and NPPF policies to which the application does not conform. The more specific the case you make, the more attention will have to be paid to it – and you help Committee members by identifying the policy infringements which they can then cite as reasons for refusal.

Greenways – Drop in events to discuss route options for the Comberton and Melbourn Greenways 

26/01/2018 – 9:30 — 11:30am, Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Castle St, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire , CB3 0AJ

01/02/2018 – 5:30 — 8:00pm, Trumpington Meadows Primary School, Kestrel Rise, Cambridge, CB2 9AY

For more information

Scroll down for the detailed proposals.



GCP say ‘the proposals within these reports are ideas created by the consultant and not the Cambridge Greenways project team, therefore are by no means definitive options’

NOTE The Comberton proposals affect Senate House Passage, Trinity Lane, Garret Hostel Lane, links to University Library as well as Adams Road and Wilberforce Road.

See film of the FeCRA Greenways Seminar for a reminder of Greenways issues and the presentation by landscape architect, Tom Turner.

We shall be writing to you again about the Cambridge Local Plan Modifications.

Best wishes,



Wendy Blythe

Chair, FeCRA

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