Weekly update – 11th August


Hooray! A sunny day has been forecast for our Camcycle social this Saturday at 2pm at Haymakers on Chesterton Road. Will we see you there?  

Last week we mentioned our discussions for improvements to the CB1 station area. A group of members are now planning to meet to discuss these ideas for improvement before heading to the Camcycle social. More details below.

Don't forget the latest edition of 'Camcycle' for some holiday reading.

  • Camcycle Summer Social
  • How would you improve Cambridge Station Cycling?
  • Mill Road Depot update
  • Consultations and planning applications

Camcycle Summer Social

Our Summer Social will be at the Haymakers on Chesterton High Street 12 August from 2pm. All day pizzas and plenty of bike parking. All welcome!

Hopefully we can also get some lovely summery pictures to use in future weekly updates. Our fantastic photographer Lucy Price will be at the social from 2 to 3 pm and looking to take some great snaps of members and their bikes (with permission of course).


Cambridge Station improvements

How would you improve Cambridge Station Cycling?

While the CB1 development is not yet complete, it's clear that there are significant issues for cycling. Camcycle members are planning to meet to discuss how they would fix the public space and cycling routes to, through and around the new station development. You can share your thoughts on Cyclescape 3427 or join the meeting at 12.30pm, Saturday 10 August at the station entrance.


Mill Road Depot

Mill Road Depot update

Yesterday, we met with the architect and council officer working on the Mill Road Depot development to find out more about the latest plans.

We were also able to get confirmation of the proposed amount of car parking and expressed our concern at the proposal for 87% of the 230 dwellings to have car parking.

We are however, very pleased that the plans for the Chisholm Trail past the development meet expectations for a world-class route.

We've summarised the details on our website and discusssion about the development continues on Cyclescape 1912.


Consultations and planning applications

We recommend members also object if they have concerns about developments in their local area. You can contact your councillor or click on the reference number to sumbit through the planning portal.

Mill Road Depot – We are concerned about the amount of car parking proposed for this development and met with the developers to raise them. Learn more at Cyclescape 1912 and https://www.millroad-development.co.uk/.

Cambridge North Station – A new office building (S/2403/17/FL) and hotel (S/2372/17/FL) threaten the loss of the new cycle ways and have insufficient cycle parking. We've submitted an objection. Cyclescape 3342 and Cyclescape 3338

Whittlesford new development of 18 houses, 83 Moorfield Road (S/2584/17/RM) – We've objected because of our concerns about the cycle parking and have requested improvements to relevant areas of National Cycle Network route 11. Cyclescape 3423

Melbourn new development of 199 houses, east of New Road (S/2590/17/RM) – Initial review of this application suggests problems with cycle parking and the layout/access throughout the site. We need someone familiar with the area to review. Cyclescape 3422

160 Chesterton Road new development of 41 apartments (17/1032/FUL) – We've objected because of concerns about cycle parking. Cyclescape 3413

300 Coldhams Lane 14 * 3 bed dwellings (17/1272/FUL) – We're objecting becuase of issues with cycle parking and access. We also want to ensure their will be priority for cycling and the newly created junction. Cyclescape 3440

18 Panton St 10 apartments (17/1339/FUL) – We plan to object due to insufficient detail about cycle parking. Cyclescape 3443

Darwin College Counting House bike parking and entrance ramp (17/1260/LBC) – We are objecting as there is insufficient detail and concerns about access to cycle parking. Cyclescape 3441



See our campaign diary online


Fri 11th: Mill Road Depot Consultation ends.

Sat 12th: Camcycle Social. The Haymakers. 2pm

Sun 27th: Newsletter copy deadline. Email editor@camcycle.org.uk



Tue 5th: Monthly Meeting – 7:30pm Friends' Meeting House, Jesus Lane. 'Dan Hulme talking about Autonomous vehicles and cyclists'


Using Cyclescape

If you are having issues accessing the Cyclescape discussions please see the guidance here. Existing Camcycle members will need to register for Cyclescape the first time they use it.