Tag Archives: Housing

My Comments on Cambridge City Council’s Draft Open Space and Recreation Strategy

View of Jesus Green, Cambridge. Cambridge City Council has recently run a consultation on its Draft Open Space and Recreation Strategy. What is this Strategy Document For? If approved the strategy would become key part of the city council’s planning policy; which means it would become a document which councillors making planning decisions will have [...]

Cambridge Eco Homes 2011 Launch

Eco Homes in Cambridge are Open on the 18th and 26th of June 2011 On the evening of Friday the 10th of June 2011 I attended the Cambridge Eco Homes launch event in St Luke’s Church Centre on Victoria Road in Cambridge. Cambridge Eco Homes is an event run by Cambridge Carbon Footprint. They organise [...]

Cambridge City Council Budget Debate 2011

Cambridge City Councillors in the Council Chamber During a Suspension in the 17th February 2011 Full Council Meeting. I observed Cambridge City Council’s full council meeting on Thursday the 17th of February. I have written a previous article about disruption at the meeting. The main item on the agenda was the approval of the council’s [...]

Councillors Reject Plans to Demolish The Queen Edith Pub

I observed Cambridge City Council’s South Area Committee on the 11th of November 2010 where councillors refused to give planning permission for the demolition of The Queen Edith pub and for new homes to be built on the site. Councillors on the committee were told by the planning officer that Cambridge City Council’s own planning [...]

Cambridge West Central Area Committee October 2010

On the 28th of October 2010 I attended Cambridge City Council’s West Central Area Committee. Key points: Councillors approved a number of new projects, including a portable sandpit for beach volleyball, to be investigated by council officers with a view to spending S.106 development taxes on them. I think spending these taxes, which are a [...]

Cambridge Fire Station Redevelopment

Computer generated image showing the approved proposal for the redevelopment of Cambridge Fire Station. On the 22nd of September 2010 I observed Cambridge City Council’s planning committee approve a new planning application for the fire station site on Parkside. Councillors approved plans for an eight story residential tower on the corner of East Road and [...]

Regulation of Cambridge University College Accommodation

Murray Edwards College Cambridge – Undergraduate Licence Agreement. The thirty-six colleges of Cambridge University have all, en-masse, decided to withdraw from the Universities UK (UUK) accommodation code of practice. By walking away from this code they have forfeited their exemption from having their accommodation licensed and regulated by Cambridge City Council. According to the UUK’s [...]

Tall Buildings in Cambridge

Around 150 people attended a public event for Cambridge city residents to discuss the potential for tall buildings in the city. . On the 3rd of March I attended a series of talks, and a workshop, discussing tall buildings in Cambridge. Kati Preston, the wife of Cambridge City Council’s Historical Environment Manager, John Preston, explained [...]