How to manage change in a way that does not harm Cambridge?

Before the last Election among the questions you asked us to put to the MP candidates was the issue of sustainable growth and the need to properly assess the cumulative impacts of developments before any decisions are made and to bring the universities, the colleges and councils together with residents in decision making. You felt … Continue reading How to manage change in a way that does not harm Cambridge?

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Plans for the City Centre and Cambridge Market Square

See Cambridge Independent 9 January report and also Cambridge Independent 23 January for an update on the Campaign to save the Market cobbles. https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/hundreds-turn-out-for-meeting-to-support-the-market-9058609/ 'Friends of Cambridge Market' https://www.facebook.com/friendsofcambridgemarket/ welcome comments on their Facebook page, Friends of Cambridge Market. There is also a cobbles petition that they have asked us to share: http://bit.ly/2DqRViR

Greenways- the Barton and Haslingfield Consultations

Results are now available to view in reports. Barton: https://www.greatercambridge.org.uk/download/7188/Barton%20Greenway%20consultation%20report.docx?type=inline Haslingfield: https://www.greatercambridge.org.uk/download/7192/Haslingfield%20Greenway%20consultation%20report.docx?type=inline The routes have been designed by officers and Fifth Studio who have been working with a Greenways users group: cycling groups, equestrians and ramblers. If you have any questions or would like to discuss either of the consultation results email: contactus@greatercambridge.org.uk

Nature and the Environment

The government (Defra) is currently consulting on its proposals to improve the planning system in England to protect the environment and make biodiversity net gain necessary for developments when granting planning permission. See link to the consultation below: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/land-use/net-gain/ Biodiversity net gain is an approach which aims to leave the natural environment in a measurably … Continue reading Nature and the Environment

Natural Cambridgeshire

This is a partnership of leaders from local businesses, authorities, health sector, farming and nature conservation organisations. Part of their vision is a toolkit entitled Developing with Nature. This toolkit is for developers and infrastructure providers working on major new housing developments and transport projects. It provides advice on how to build nature into developments … Continue reading Natural Cambridgeshire

Cambridge Ahead meeting 16.6.18: Summary notes by Peter V Landshoff

There are 24,000 companies registered in Cambridge, plus local branches of nationals and multinationals and small businesses, such as plumbers. The ONS claims that total annual employment growth in the area has been 2.2% in the past few years, but more recently 4%. Cambridge Ahead tracks the growth of the Cambridge-registered companies, which have been … Continue reading Cambridge Ahead meeting 16.6.18: Summary notes by Peter V Landshoff

Report on Cambridge Ahead Event: The Future of Cambridge 16 June 2018 by Wendy Blythe

A number of FeCRA members attended this event at which Matthew Bullock of Cambridge Ahead and Dr Ying Jin of Cambridge University’s Department of Architecture presented modelling scenarios that the business group Cambridge Ahead have been developing with Cambridge University for the future of Cambridge. Professor Peter Landshoff kindly circulated a summary of the presentation … Continue reading Report on Cambridge Ahead Event: The Future of Cambridge 16 June 2018 by Wendy Blythe