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12-11-17

There are currently 2500 applicants on the housing register and the council are going to develop the Mill Road Depot to deliver 187 new homes.  94 of these will be Council Homes, open space will comprise 28% of the site area.  AND the YMCA are going to build accommodation for 140-150 people on the site.  

In return the council will take over their existing building on Gonville Place and that will provide an opportunity to level the YMCA building and the current Council Car Park to provide a large site for an underground car park and homes above; other options may be considered but we are set to deliver more council homes on this site.

 

3-11-17

Exhibition at Mill Road Depot was well received yesterday.  We will of course analyse and consider the public comments.  It is expected a planning application will be submitted on the 19th of November and that the planning committee will consider this in March 2018 

 ozzie_and_kevin.jpg Cllr Kevin Price and Ozzie

 

 

rosie_and_cyclist.jpgCllr Rosie Moore and Martin Lucas-Smith from the cycling campaign 

 

plan.jpg A plan view

range_of_homes.jpg The final tally of homes to be built

 

16-10-17

FOLLOWING EARLIER DISCUSSIONS WITH RESIDENTS

The City Council and their joint venture partners, Hill Investment Partnership, now want to consult people about detailed options for the site includ-ing the proportion of affordable homes which can be built. 

A new exhibition will, be held from 

3pm to 8pm on Thursday 2nd NOVEMBER 

November in the Bharat Bhavan (former Library) at the entrance to the depot on Mill Rd. 

 

9-10-17

This evening Strategy and Resources Committee agreed the arrangements for the Cambridge Investment Partnership.  This is potentially going to be the vehicle for delivery of the homes on Mill Road Depot.  No decisions have yet been made as to how this site will be developed but we have an assurance that at least 50% of the homes will be council houses.

 

There will be a further public consultation on the 2nd November.  Watch this space for time and venue 

  

To be able to view the current draft proposals which provide an outline of how the scheme may look go to  https://www.millroad-development.co.uk

cambridge.gov.uk/sites/default/files/mill_road_depot_planning_and_development_brief_-_low_res_version.pdf

To be able to comment on the current proposals go to millroad-development https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CIPMRD  

To view the current SPD for this site go to https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/sites/default/files/mill_road_depot_planning_and_development_brief_-_low_res_version.pdf

Cambridge Cycle Campaign have produced a very clear piece on the depot summarised on their website

 

Mill Road Depot Consultation

12-11-17 There are currently 2500 applicants on the housing register and the council are going to develop the Mill Road Depot to deliver 187 new homes.  94 of these will be...

Big Data released from Cambridge vehicle survey 

Preliminary ‘big data’ from an eight-day study of millions of vehicle movements traveling in Cambridge has been published by the Greater Cambridge Partnership today <21 November 2017>. 

The anonymised data, capturing information on vehicle movements in, out and through the city, has been made available as ‘open data’ - allowing public access and the chance to suggest innovative transport solutions.

It follows some initial findings published earlier this month, which showed that over five million vehicle journeys were captured in a single week and over half of the cars recorded (56%) were diesel and contributing to the city’s pollution levels. 

This initial data, published on Cambridgeshire Insight, provides origin and destination and trip chain reports derived from the traffic survey using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras undertaken across the Cambridge area from 10 - 17 June 2017. 

The remainder of the vast dataset is currently being reviewed to ensure that no vehicle is identifiable and the data remains fully anonymous. It is envisaged that the full dataset from the traffic survey will be published in early 2018. 

The ANPR survey was undertaken to provide additional and up-to-date information on the city’s road network to help inform the development of transport schemes.

Chair of the Greater Cambridge Partnership, said: “We are pleased that we can release some initial data into the public domain, so residents and other interested parties are able to undertake their own analysis and participate in the ongoing development of the city’s future transport provision.

“A traffic survey of this scale has never been done before in Cambridge so we’re proud to be achieving another first for our great city. The sheer volume of data means it’s taking some time to review and we need to ensure its anonymity and accuracy.”

The origin and destination reports published provide information on the first and last cameras triggered on vehicle journeys across the city. The trip chain reports provide additional detail, giving the camera survey sites triggered along vehicle routes across the network. 

The Greater Cambridge Partnership has a number of upcoming events on tackling some of the city’s transport issues, including a Wayfinding Hackathon on 25 November, workshop for staff and visitors to Addenbrooke’s Hospital on 28 November, followed by a Cambridge Network Future Transport Event on 30 November.

For further information about upcoming events and any queries on the dataset, please visit the Greater Cambridge Partnership website:www.greatercambridge.org.uk

 

Notes to Editors

 

For further information, please contact: Livia Oldland, Communications Manager, on 01223 714699/07468 766360 or livia.oldland@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

 

The data from the vehicle survey are available to download on the Cambridgeshire Insight website:

Please note that the maximum trip chain duration within the reports is two hours, and that vehicles travelling ‘outbound’ past an external camera site will end that particular trip chain. The ‘Taxi’ classification includes only Hackney Carriages.

 

Please also note that these reports are preliminary and are undergoing review; revisions may be published later. Any comments or feedback to: contactus@greatercambridge.org.uk

Traffic Survey

Big Data released from Cambridge vehicle survey  Preliminary ‘big data’ from an eight-day study of millions of vehicle movements traveling in Cambridge has been published by the Greater Cambridge Partnership...

I just had to let another Romsey resident know that their pavements will not be repaired.  This time it was Catharine St that had captured my attention after a resident had drawn my attention to the state of their pavement.

I contacted the County Council as they are responsible for pavements (and roads).  I was told the pavement budget had been spent up until 2021 and that even then it was unlikely that there would be money to spare except in the most extreme cases.

 

Given that Shire Hall takes takes £1190 from me as their share of my council tax, perhaps someone will tell me how much of it they spend in Cambridge?

 

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Romsey pavements

I just had to let another Romsey resident know that their pavements will not be repaired.  This time it was Catharine St that had captured my attention after a resident...

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