Things tagged 'planning'

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16 issues found for 'planning':

  • Planning application responders

    Created by Matthew // 2 threads

    I'm thinking of convening a workshop or possibly simply an informal gathering (possibly at a pub or cafe) to discuss techniques and ideas for responding to planning applications. The timing is right, I think, with the approval of the new Local Plans for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire.

    All are welcome, whether you already participate or are just interested in getting involved.

    I would like to gauge interest first and then we can pick a suitable time and place.

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  • 18/1355/FUL Change of use to Student Accommodation. Hillcross Bells School

    Created by Roxanne (Cycling Campaign Officer) // 1 thread

    Change of use from Office (B1(a)) to Student Accommodation (C2) with associated works.

    Hillcross Bells School Red Cross Lane Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 0QU


    Application reference : 18/1355/FUL

    Space for 20 students to stay there buy only 'up to 11' cycle parking spaces provided.

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  • New 'Greater Cambridge Planning Service' being set up

    Created by Heather Coleman // 2 threads

    Not sure if this is the right place for this, but couldn't find anything sensible to tack it onto. I got a press release via the City Council email alerts, and, since we look at and comment upon planning applications, it is relevant to us. Not sure if it will make things better or worse. It may be helpful to have unified cycle parking standards for both South Cambs and the City for example, if that is the way things are going. Anyway, link and copied and pasted press release below. But could it make things less accountable? My impression is that we tend to get listened-to more by the City than by South Cambs, but that's only an impression. I guess it depends on what officers are appointed to the joint service, where it is based, etc etc.

    New 'Greater Cambridge Planning Service' being set up

    News release from 21 June 2017, 3:26pm

    A NEW integrated planning service for the Greater Cambridge area, transformed to provide an improved service for customers along with greater capacity and resilience, is set to move a step closer.

    A business case for the new service, to be considered by councillors of both councils involved – Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council – early next month, sets out how the transition to a service covering the two council areas would be introduced over the next two years.

    As set out in the business case, the proposed new Greater Cambridge planning service would offer clear benefits, including:

    Capacity to meet the growing need for strategic planning and development across the area at a time of rapid growth here; with work on a single joint future plan for the two councils due to pick up pace when work on the current two joined-up Local Plans is close to a conclusion;
    Providing a service of regional or national significance which would be more capable of attracting, developing and retaining a larger team of talented staff;
    Offering an increased capacity and a more flexible approach to deliver a quality services for local residents and businesses and respond rapidly to the frequent changes to national planning policy.

    The shared service will also be looking to update computer systems to help local people have their say on applications and support council officers and councillors with good access to planning proposals by making use of new technology.

    Work towards creating a new ‘Greater Cambridge Planning Service’ started in 2015. The two councils agreed then to work towards a new shared planning service that would deliver more capacity, support high quality development and provide better customer service at a time of increased development activity in the region.

    Developments have included the appointment of Stephen Kelly as Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development and a project board to develop these proposals and wider joint initiatives by the two councils on planning and transport, working closely with the City Deal and in the future with the new countywide Combined Authority.

    The plans councillors will now debate have been developed alongside managers in the planning teams to make sure they take on board the views of the people doing the job.

    The first full phase of the transition to the new service would see a new senior management team appointed and staff transferred from Cambridge City Council to South Cambridgeshire District Council, who would be the employer authority. In total the two councils currently employ just over 150 planners, making it one of the bigger non-urban planning teams in the UK. The procurement of a new common ICT system would also start to be investigated

    The second phase will consist of detailed work to design and implement the wider staff structure and assess the impact on other council services.

    The new Greater Cambridge Planning Service is expected to be fully operational by early 2019. It would continue to have offices in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire to provide a planning service to both areas.

    Cllr Peter Topping, Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “This new planning service is more than just a merger of the two existing teams. Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire are experiencing growth on an unprecedented scale outside of London. We owe it to our residents, as well as the businesses who want to create jobs here, and to the house builders - of all sizes - that we create a planning service that is resilient, protects what we value about our heritage and our environment, demands excellence in design, and keeps pace with the ambition for prosperity in this part of the country.

    “Without this capability, we cannot expect developers or government to listen to us, and we are determined that we will be listened to, on planning matters, on behalf of our communities."

    Cllr Lewis Herbert, Leader of Cambridge City Council, said: “We are determined that the proposed Greater Cambridge Planning Service will be one of the most effective planning teams in the country, providing a reliable, more straightforward service for customers and the wider community at a time of major growth in the area that is no respecter of council boundaries.

    “The business case sets out how clear is the joint commitment and depth of agreement on key issues between the two councils and the route to reach our goal of a transformed planning service for the whole area, which builds on the great work the two councils have been doing together in recent years such as on our Local Plans and future planning strategy.”

    The business case for the Greater Cambridge Planning Service is being discussed at Cambridge City Council’s Strategy and Resources Scrutiny Committee on 3 July and at South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Scrutiny and Overview Committee on 6 July and Cabinet on 13 July.

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  • Cambridge Live lab: Stimulating ideas and actions

    Created by JanT // 1 thread

    Cambridge Ahead and Grant Thornton are planning a Cambridge Live Lab to discuss key areas considered essential for future growth and prosperity including:
    • Education and skills
    • Housing and commercial space
    • Infrastructure: connectivity and transport

    I thought cyclists might like to register their interest to attend and give their views.

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  • Addenbrooke's Forum site: 18,000sqm Research Lab - 6 AUG

    Created by Rohan Wilson // 1 thread

    15/1227/FUL | Erection of a new 18,000sqm research laboratory building (Use Class B1 (b)) and associated works. | Puddicombe Way Cambridge

    Site Plan shows "Cycle Storage" adjacent to the hotel? site to the east.

    Red line extending to Robinson Way (north of Francis Crick roundabout), Puddicombe Way and including half the Forum area suggests intention to secure good transport links.

    Essential to remedy poor walking/cycling layout at foot of busway/cycleway bridge, and secure easy access to (across?) the bus/cycleway's extension to The Forum, where the intention may be to continue cycleway on southern side only of busway.

    Standard Consultation Expiry Date Thu 06 Aug 2015

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  • Cycle provision for new research institute

    Richard G // 1 thread

    A new research institute is planned for the Addenbrookes campus, plans are due to be submitted within a few weeks

    There has been a exhibition of the overall plan & I have concerns about the cycle parking provision

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  • Planning app 14/0120/FUL: huge new development at Addenbrooke's

    Created by David Earl // 0 threads

    Car Parks P, F1 And F2
    Hills Road

    To provide education centre, private hospital, hotel, conference centre,
    ancillary space, associated car parking and public realm works to replace
    existing surface parking to accommodate 42,600sqm of development.

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  • Bell School development

    Created by cobweb // 3 threads

    Outline planning permission was given in 2008 for this development of up to 347 houses. In 2011 a reserved matter relating to the design on the junction was refused by the Joint Development Control forum. This is still a subject of debate. Another concern is the path adjacent to Babraham Road which is much used by staff at Addenbrooke's either on foot on by bike.

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  • Planning application at Addenbrooke's for major trauma unit

    Created by Heather Coleman // 1 thread

    The planning application has the promise of new, extra cycle parking, which should be good news. However, details are scant to say the least and as new jobs will presumably be created, I fear it will do nothing to alleviate the chronic shortage of cycle parking on site, especially at this location at the rear of the Concourse, and a place of choice to park if you have cycled from Trumpington.

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