Question 40

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Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29308

Received: 11/12/2014

Respondent: Stanton Shallcross

Representation Summary:

We encourage the planning department to consider pedestrian and cycling infrastructure as two separate priorities. Those on foot do not want to mix with those on bikes, and vice-verca. We would also encourage all infrastructure geared towards cyclists to be given the same right-of-way as vehicular traffic - new cycle routes should not be broken up by side roads.

Three routes into the area that we would like to be looked at:
Milton Road
Green End Road
Fen Road

Improvement to cycling infrastructure here should be considered as part of the plan, encouraging more people to travel by bike.

Full text:

We encourage the planning department to consider pedestrian and cycling infrastructure as two separate priorities. Those on foot do not want to mix with those on bikes, and vice-verca. We would also encourage all infrastructure geared towards cyclists to be given the same right-of-way as vehicular traffic - new cycle routes should not be broken up by side roads.

Three routes into the area that we would like to be looked at:
Milton Road
Green End Road
Fen Road

Improvement to cycling infrastructure here should be considered as part of the plan, encouraging more people to travel by bike.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29356

Received: 18/12/2014

Respondent: Dr Alan Mayes

Representation Summary:

Make Network Rail's disused private access road from Milton Road to Chesterton sidings a public footpath and cycleway for pedestrians and cyclists travelling to and from the new railway station. This would be more pleasant and convenient than the pedestrian and cycle route currently proposed for Cowley Road. It would also enable the Crown Estate to install side entrances on the North side of the Cambridge Business Park to shorten the walk between offices on the Cambridge Business Park and the new railway station and encourage travel to the Cambridge Business Park by train.

Full text:

Make Network Rail's disused private access road from Milton Road to Chesterton sidings a public footpath and cycleway for pedestrians and cyclists travelling to and from the new railway station. This would be more pleasant and convenient than the pedestrian and cycle route currently proposed for Cowley Road. It would also enable the Crown Estate to install side entrances on the North side of the Cambridge Business Park to shorten the walk between offices on the Cambridge Business Park and the new railway station and encourage travel to the Cambridge Business Park by train.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29416

Received: 09/01/2015

Respondent: Ms Anne Swinney

Representation Summary:

There should be a new bridge over the river for cyclists to reach the station directly from the Abbey area. I believe this has already been discussed and I hope approved.
Cycling along Fen Road should be made safer, again I think there are already proposals for this.

Full text:

There should be a new bridge over the river for cyclists to reach the station directly from the Abbey area. I believe this has already been discussed and I hope approved.
Cycling along Fen Road should be made safer, again I think there are already proposals for this.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29423

Received: 13/01/2015

Respondent: Ben Cofield

Representation Summary:

Access should be available between the newly pedestrianised Cowley Road and the Business Park to avoid the need to walk all the way up to Cowley Road if pedestrians are coming from the south. Initially this could be at the very end of the business park, with additional access to the side, once the area there gets developed.

Full text:

Access should be available between the newly pedestrianised Cowley Road and the Business Park to avoid the need to walk all the way up to Cowley Road if pedestrians are coming from the south. Initially this could be at the very end of the business park, with additional access to the side, once the area there gets developed.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29452

Received: 19/01/2015

Respondent: mrs Jill Tatham

Representation Summary:

There should be frequent and reliable bus, cycle and pedestrian access to the new Cambridge North station to encourage all residents of North Cambridge to leave cars at home.

A footpath (plus possibly cycle path) from the station to Green End Road would help many local residents to reach the station on foot (or cycle).

Full text:

There should be frequent and reliable bus, cycle and pedestrian access to the new Cambridge North station to encourage all residents of North Cambridge to leave cars at home.

A footpath (plus possibly cycle path) from the station to Green End Road would help many local residents to reach the station on foot (or cycle).

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29526

Received: 23/01/2015

Respondent: Cllr Hazel Smith

Representation Summary:

It would be good to have more connections to the North and East of the area: a cycle tunnel under the A14 near the railway into Milton Country Park, and a level crossing link to Fen Road and onwards to the River Cam via Grassy Corner.

Safeguard the old Network Rail (Lafarge) track on the south side of the First Public Drain as a dedicated cycle path to the station.

Full text:

It would be good to have more connections to the North and East of the area: a cycle tunnel under the A14 near the railway into Milton Country Park, and a level crossing link to Fen Road and onwards to the River Cam via Grassy Corner.

Safeguard the old Network Rail (Lafarge) track on the south side of the First Public Drain as a dedicated cycle path to the station.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29580

Received: 23/01/2015

Respondent: Mrs Sasha Wilson

Representation Summary:

I think this should be very carefully thought through. Access needs to be suitable for everyone. I suggest a local consultation if possible

Full text:

I think this should be very carefully thought through. Access needs to be suitable for everyone. I suggest a local consultation if possible

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29622

Received: 27/01/2015

Respondent: Cllr Anna Bradnam

Representation Summary:

I support Cllr Hazel Smith's suggestion.
I'd also like a direct route(avoiding all the junctions off Milton Road) from the Jane Coston Bridge to the railway station.

Full text:

I support Cllr Hazel Smith's suggestion.
I'd also like a direct route(avoiding all the junctions off Milton Road) from the Jane Coston Bridge to the railway station.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29710

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Brookgate

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

The Milton Road corridor offers a relatively poor cycling environment along with the existing connections to the Jane Coston Bridge. The CNFE should deliver improvements to this corridor improving cycle access to the CNFE site and improving connections northwards to Milton village. The City Deal should deliver the Chisholm Trail to improve cycle connectivity to the south along with good quality local links into Chesterton. High quality cycle facilities could be provided parallel to the existing Cowley Road by utilising the disused Network Rail site access road to help improve links to Milton Road and the existing Science Park

Full text:

The Milton Road corridor offers a relatively poor cycling environment along with the existing connections to the Jane Coston Bridge. The CNFE should deliver improvements to this corridor improving cycle access to the CNFE site and improving connections northwards to Milton village. The City Deal should deliver the Chisholm Trail to improve cycle connectivity to the south along with good quality local links into Chesterton. High quality cycle facilities could be provided parallel to the existing Cowley Road by utilising the disused Network Rail site access road to help improve links to Milton Road and the existing Science Park

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29829

Received: 31/01/2015

Respondent: Mr David Collier

Representation Summary:

In addition to the routes mentioned, links from the Jane Coston bridge are very important, both to the new station and to Milton Road (where existing path has much scope for improvement).

Full text:

In addition to the routes mentioned, links from the Jane Coston bridge are very important, both to the new station and to Milton Road (where existing path has much scope for improvement).

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 29943

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Cambridgeshire County Council

Representation Summary:

Any considerations for further provision of cycle and pedestrian access in CNFE should take account of both the existing and planned mineral and waste activities in the area and the importance of separation between HCVs and other users.

Full text:

Any considerations for further provision of cycle and pedestrian access in CNFE should take account of both the existing and planned mineral and waste activities in the area and the importance of separation between HCVs and other users.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30183

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: P Verbinnen

Representation Summary:

The carpark should be sited a minimum of 100 metres away - a covered walkway could be provided, if one is also provided from public transport users - but priority must be given to pedestrians and users of public transport (excludes taxis). Similarly, a taxi rank should not be any closer than 100 metres to allow space for ordinary and guided buses.

Full text:

All the options fail to consider pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users, including disabled on buses, by placing a Multi-storey carpark right next to the station. This replicates the horrendous conditions at Cambridge railway station where vehicles pick up and deposit people just a couple of metres from the front door, creating a fume-filled and dangerous approach, frequently gridlocked and preventing buses from completing a turning round a small roundabout. This delays the buses from arriving at their stops, delays the public travelling on them and makes it the poor relation.

The carpark should be sited a minimum of 100 metres away - a covered walkway could be provided, if one is also provided from public transport users - but priority must be given to pedestrians and users of public transport (excludes taxis). Similarly, a taxi rank should not be any closer than 100 metres to allow space for ordinary and guided buses.

One would hope that after so much publicity cyclists would be considered too and allowed a traffic free approach where the interaction with LGVs/buses is eliminated. This is the chance to prevent the distressing and needless deaths one sees so often in London and the cities.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30206

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Grosvenor Developments Limited

Agent: AECOM

Representation Summary:

Support the need to maximise linkages to existing communities but insufficient detail to assess fully at this stage.

Full text:

Support the need to maximise linkages to existing communities but insufficient detail to assess fully at this stage.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30235

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Urban&Civic Ltd

Agent: David Lock Associates

Representation Summary:

There are economic and environmental benefits is ensuring CNFE has sustainable links not only to existing residential neighbourhoods but also planned new communities. The AAP should set out how CNFE will contribute to securing and/or enhancing cycle links to the proposed Waterbeach New Town. Specifically cycle links along the River Cam, through Milton, between the Jane Coston Cycle Bridge and the CNFE and also along any future bus priority routes - especially along the Chisholm Trail to connect to the future busway links under the A14.

Full text:

There are economic and environmental benefits is ensuring CNFE has sustainable links not only to existing residential neighbourhoods but also planned new communities. The AAP should set out how CNFE will contribute to securing and/or enhancing cycle links to the proposed Waterbeach New Town. Specifically cycle links along the River Cam, through Milton, between the Jane Coston Cycle Bridge and the CNFE and also along any future bus priority routes - especially along the Chisholm Trail to connect to the future busway links under the A14.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30247

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust

Representation Summary:

We welcome the proposed attention to cycle improvements linked to both the Chisholm Trail and Milton Road. Consideration also needs to be given to how cycling and walking linkages could be improved to the north of the area, specifically linking to Milton Country Park and the River Cam/Hailing Way. A further pedestrian / cycle tunnel under or bridge over the A14 to the West of the River Cam and East of the existing Coston Cycle Bridge would bring significant benefits and we would like this to be considered.

Full text:

We welcome the proposed attention to cycle improvements linked to both the Chisholm Trail and Milton Road. Consideration also needs to be given to how cycling and walking linkages could be improved to the north of the area, specifically linking to Milton Country Park and the River Cam/Hailing Way. A further pedestrian / cycle tunnel under or bridge over the A14 to the West of the River Cam and East of the existing Coston Cycle Bridge would bring significant benefits and we would like this to be considered.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30250

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Mr Maciej W Rozycki

Representation Summary:

Good pedestrian/cycle links are required for all the surrounding areas such as Milton via Jane Coston Bridge, Chesterton via the sidings triangle, and Abbey and Fen Ditton via the planned Chisholm Trail river bridge.

Full text:

Good pedestrian/cycle links are required for all the surrounding areas such as Milton via Jane Coston Bridge, Chesterton via the sidings triangle, and Abbey and Fen Ditton via the planned Chisholm Trail river bridge.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30292

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Turnstone Estates Limited

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

The AAP must recognise existing cycle infrastructure which exists in the area, and must consider the scope that may exist for enhancing this. There are important links to the CNFE area from the north, via the Jane Costen Bridge, and possibly up from the River Cam corridor. It is not only a case of ensuring that adequate provision is made in terms of wide cycle paths, etc, but also that these gateways are made as attractive as they possibly can be, therefore encouraging cycle usage.

Full text:

The AAP must recognise existing cycle infrastructure which exists in the area, and must consider the scope that may exist for enhancing this. There are important links to the CNFE area from the north, via the Jane Costen Bridge, and possibly up from the River Cam corridor. It is not only a case of ensuring that adequate provision is made in terms of wide cycle paths, etc, but also that these gateways are made as attractive as they possibly can be, therefore encouraging cycle usage.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30372

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Cambridge Past, Present and Future

Representation Summary:

This issue needs significant attention - in particular good linkages for pedestrians and cyclists and, potentially, horse riders should be achieved to the eastern boundary of the site linking with the River Cam Corridor (and its special neighbourhood) and Milton Country Park (including proper wide tunnel etc under or bridge over the A14 adjacent to the River Cam).
Effective and sympathetic solutions need to be found to link with existing neighbourhood to south of the new Guided Bus Route and the River Cam/ Chisholm Cycle Trail.

Full text:

This issue needs significant attention - in particular good linkages for pedestrians and cyclists and, potentially, horse riders should be achieved to the eastern boundary of the site linking with the River Cam Corridor (and its special neighbourhood) and Milton Country Park (including proper wide tunnel etc under or bridge over the A14 adjacent to the River Cam).
Effective and sympathetic solutions need to be found to link with existing neighbourhood to south of the new Guided Bus Route and the River Cam/ Chisholm Cycle Trail.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30407

Received: 04/02/2015

Respondent: Milton Parish Council

Representation Summary:

Safeguard the old Network Rail (Lafarge) track on the south side of the First Public Drain as a dedicated cycle path to the station.
It would be good to have more connections to the North and East of the area: a cycle tunnel under the A14 near the railway into Milton Country Park, and a level crossing link to Fen Road and onwards to the River Cam via Grassy Corner.

Full text:

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Support

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30429

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Mr Tom McKeown

Representation Summary:

The Campaign believes off-site connections are crucial for enabling a high cycling and walking mode share. There should be separate and high-quality provision for each of these modes. Shared-use facilities should not be considered acceptable at a new development. These routes should have priority over side accesses, be separated from motor traffic and have direct (not multi-stage) protected crossings at off-site junctions.

Off site connections are crucial for enabling a high cycling and walking mode share. These should have separate provision for each mode - no shared used. Priority over side accesses. Separated from motor traffic. Direct (not multi-stage) protected crossings at off side junctions.
Major connections to consider:
* Jane Coston bridge,
* Northern Guideway,
* Fen Road (through Chesterton Sidings Triangle),
* Cowley Road (need to ensure Network Rail track is protected from development to use as cycle and pedestrian access to station),
* Chisholm trail (including bridge).

Full text:

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Support

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30527

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Cambridge City Council

Representation Summary:

Support proposed approach.

Full text:

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Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30540

Received: 19/01/2015

Respondent: Jane Coston

Representation Summary:

I do not think this should go ahead unless as part of the scheme a cycle footway is provided on land Network Rail own along side Cowley Road (to the south of Cowley Road). The scheme needs a safe route for cyclists and pedestrians. The Cowley Road footpath as proposed would have the entrances across it.

Full text:

I do not think this should go ahead unless as part of the scheme a cycle footway is provided on land Network Rail own along side Cowley Road (to the south of Cowley Road). The scheme needs a safe route for cyclists and pedestrians. The Cowley Road footpath as proposed would have the entrances across it.

Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30628

Received: 03/02/2015

Respondent: RLW Estates

Agent: Boyer Planning

Representation Summary:

As stated in response to previous questions RLW Estates considers that the strategy must focus on the connectivity which CNFE affords for slow modes with key destinations lying to the south and north. These routes are important both for accessibility to CNFE itself and as part of the wider corridor, including the link between Waterbeach new town (via Jane Coston Bridge) and the city centre. Notwithstanding the above linkage, when considering redevelopment options, RLW Estates consider that the opportunity for linking the Chisholm Trail northwards through CNFE to the Milton Country Park via the rail corridor should also be taken.

Full text:

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Comment

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30651

Received: 02/02/2015

Respondent: Indigo Planning Ltd

Representation Summary:

The element is crucial because it will be important to link the existing offices within the AAP with the proposed station. As set out above, TCE would like to see improved access between the new railway station and CBP. Potential pedestrian/cycle access options have previously been worked up by Scott Brownrigg and HED and are enclosed for information. These options have then been shared with the occupiers at CBP who responded positively to the proposals. We would therefore like to see these options included within the next stage of the AAP.

TCE broadly supports the principle of promoting sustainable transport and movement through the idea of improving permeability and access to key routes, although TCE object to public access and new walkways being provided through CBP as shown within development options 2-4. For security and health and safety reasons, the general public cannot have access to and through CBP.

However, TCE would like to see improved pedestrian and cycle access between the new railway station and the CBP, for both the occupiers and their customers/visitors. This should be identified and supported in the AAP. Potential options for improving access from CBP to the Station have been previously worked up by Scott Brownrigg and HED and are enclosed for information.

Full text:

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Object

Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP - Issues and Options

Representation ID: 30684

Received: 01/02/2015

Respondent: Ms Lisa Buchholz

Representation Summary:

Cycle routes should also be better joined up to create more safe, segregated cycling (although I understand that there is access to the cycling lanes along the busway). The question of bridges and river crossings in Chesterton should be addressed as part of this plan - people still face a nightmare-ish commute north of the river to these re-generated areas.
So much cycling provision requires joined up, segregated routes. The North Area (including Science Park) is dis-joined in cycling planning and a set of small improvements is made in this location alone, rather than as part of a joined-up plan.

Full text:

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