Local campaign groups save vital Chisholm Trail link as station development is rejected by councillors

A major planning application for two proposed buildings at Cambridge station was refused today at the city council’s planning committee after over four years of campaigning by Camcycle and other local groups including Smarter Cambridge Transport and South Petersfield Residents Association. Councillors voted 5 to 2 to reject proposals put forward by Brookgate and Network
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Safety of the Chisholm Trail at risk from new development at Cambridge station

Camcycle warns that new buildings at Cambridge Station proposed by developer Brookgate will threaten the safety of cyclists using the Chisholm Trail if approved this week by the city council. We have long campaigned for a safe, segregated route through the station area to link up the northern sections of the walking and cycling trail
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Camcycle petition for better cycling around Cambridge Station

Brookgate has submitted plans for a new building and a multi-storey car park next to the station Cycle Point (18/1678/FUL). We’re submitting a petition to initiate a Development Control Forum to object to several problems with the plans. These include: lack of a clear, convenience and safe cycle route between Devonshire Road and the Guided
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We object to further obstruction of routes through station development

In the application (17/0491/FUL), the Design and Access statement states that this is an “important pedestrian and cycle route through the CB1 development” and therefore the design must be treated accordingly.

The erection of the pavilion here will prevent the use of the area as a safe and convenient through route for cycling. It will
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