Update 10th March 2021

Dear all,

Update 10th March, 2021

A reminder – North East Cambridge Forum tonight,10th March, 6pm

Join the webinar at 6pm to learn more and ask questions about the area action plan and the sewage works

https://scambs-gov-uk.zoom.us/j/82751332245?pwd=YTRVMVJxWElDcHE1YUR1K0R5VEVmQT09 Link to Agenda here https://scambs.gov.uk/NEC-forum

Residents can register for updates by visiting the NEC Forum page.

Link to the documents library below


There has been a lot of concern about tree felling and clearance on land near the Marleigh estate. Question marks have been raised over the legality of this. The Marleigh landscape plans show this as the protected Kingsley Wood which was designated for ecological mitigation for the Cambridge North redevelopment. This appears to have been reallocated by officers for “retail and town centre uses, housing” in the North East Cambridge Area Plan. It appears that the destruction of this “near-SSSI quality” site of ecological importance may be in breach of Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service planning permission, South Cambridgeshire S/3102/15/FL.

West Area Committee tomorrow 11th March, 6.30pm


Agenda items include City Centre Recovery. There is a link for attending the live discussion.

Residents and traders say there are a lot of unanswered questions.  There are difficult choices and decisions to be made, but they say they should be identified and made openly as successful change in the public realm depends on understanding the issues and involving all interested parties.

Cambridge market traders concerns 


Market traders have contacted the FeCRA Committee saying traders are desperate. Some traders are known to be attending food banks. Hot food trader Rafael Muro who sells Spanish vegetarian food at the market has started this petition.


Traders have asked if customers would circulate this leaflet:

Dear Customer, Thank you for shopping in Cambridge Market today, this is valuable in securing the markets future. You will have noticed the fencing and the absence of many traders. This is due to local council restrictions being imposed on this open air market. No other market in the UK is operating under such restrictions. Please note: (a) with regard to COVID… shopping outdoors is safer than shopping indoors (b) not all essential traders are being allowed to trade.


If you wish to make your feelings known please contact:

Suzanne Hemingway (Director): Suzanne.Hemingway@cambridge.gov.uk

Joel Carre (Director): joel.carre@cambridge.gov.uk

Councillor Rosy Executive Councillor): rosy.moore@cambridge.gov.uk

We will keep you updated about market concerns and about the plans for redevelopment but it seems there are lot of unanswered questions. We will be posting further documents about the Market under


Cambridge Market Square Proposals – John & Kati Preston
Cambridge Market Square – Dr Annabel Keeler
Extracts from the LDA report, highlighted by John Preston
Future Flexibility proposals from Concept Design report
Letter from market trader Angelika of Camcattle
Combined Authority Meeting Minutes regarding the market plans

GCP Executive Board Meeting Thursday, 18th March 2021

Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Agenda, meeting documents and minutes are published on the Cambridgeshire County Council website

Note that the Board Agenda Includes City Access Strategy

Residents Parking Schemes


As residents feared despite the assurance from the GCP Director of Transport on 24th Feb, the apparent removal of GCP funds from implementation of residents’ parking schemes has led to the county highways committee using it as a ‘disadvantage’ for not re-starting the programme.

Public Questions

Please submit by 10am on 15th March 2021 for the 18th March 2021 Executive Board meeting to public.questions@greatercambridge.org.uk

University Environmental Sustainability Report for 2019-20

Posted on Varsity News see link below. You might like to compare this with comments below from University members on the draft report.

Comments from University members of conservation and river groups


Proposed demolition of 1 &  Brooklands Ave and Lockton House and replacement with two very large office blocks Planning Ref 20/04826/FUL

Residents say the height and scale and visual impact of the proposed Office Block A (40m long) and Block B ( up to 36.11 m tall) would be overbearing for 3-7 Brooklands Avenue and houses on Clarendon Road. It would also have an adverse effect on the setting of the Grade II listed Royal Albert Homes on Brooklands Avenue.

Brooklands Avenue and Clarendon Road Area Residents Association say please continue to send objections to save 1 and 2 Brooklands Avenue from demolition.

Best wishes,


Wendy Blythe

Chair, FeCRA




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