This article was published in 1998, in Newsletter 20.
The big leisure park being promoted between Clifton Road and Hills Road, which we’ve reported on in the past, is still deeply embedded in the planning bureaucracy. But you may remember that one of the points we made about it was that access for cyclists from the Romsey area and beyond would be rather difficult if it meant turning right from Rustat Road onto Cherry Hinton Road and right again almost straight away onto Clifton Road.
What is needed is a way through from Rustat Road into the Clifton Road area. Not that the leisure park alone needs this: Clifton Road has numerous small businesses which both employees and customers find really hard to reach at present by bike.
Cambridge Water Company has a headquarters building on Rustat Road and also owns the land previously used for the car pound when the tow-away scheme was operating. Now it has asked for planning permission to build houses there. We spotted this and asked that a condition of planning permission should be that a link be provided between Rustat Road and Clifton Road as part of the development. We understand that this is indeed what has been done, and I think we can give ourselves a pat on the back for achieving this.