Issues

This section lists issues - problems on the street network and related matters.

Issues always relate to some geographical location, whether very local or perhaps city-wide.

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Listed issues, most recent first:

  • 20/02728/REM St Neots Road, Hardwick - 155 dwellings

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    20/02728/REM | Approval of matters reserved for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline planning permission S/3064/16/OL for 155 dwellings following demolition of two existing dwellings | Land South Of 279 St Neots Road Hardwick Cambridgeshire

    https://applications.greatercambridgeplanning.org/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=QC2SI9DXK5300

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  • Walworth - Covid-19 Experimental Travel Measures

    Created by James London Cyclist // 0 threads

    Southwark is committed to quickly rolling out schemes to make travel safe and healthy as lockdown eases, in line with government guidance on the Covid-19 response. Walworth has been identified as a priority area.

    We are installing experimental measures below to create a low-traffic neighbourhood and re-purpose the street space for the pedestrians, cyclists, the local community and businesses:

    - Permeable closures (these are streets closed to motor vehicles but open to pedestrians and cyclists) on: Larcom Street, Browning Street, Merrow Street, Amelia Street, Alberta Street, Iliffe Street, Penton Place, Chapter Road, Cooks Road, Blackwood Street and Walworth Place.

    - Introducing a bus gate on Carter Street and Manor Place.

    - Footway widening on Braganza Street and Carter Street.

    - Introducing a one-way system on Braganza Street Westbound only, and reversing the one-way system on Chapter Road to Northbound only.

    We want to hear from you about the effects of these measures.

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  • East Dulwich - Covid-19 Experimental Travel Measures

    Created by James London Cyclist // 0 threads

    Southwark is committed to quickly rolling out schemes to make travel safe and healthy as lockdown eases. The East Dulwich are has been identified as a priority.

    On the 30 June we installed Phase 1 of the East Dulwich Streetspace measures, which is a permeable road closure (a closure to all motor vehicles but not to cycles or pedestrians) on Melbourne Grove, south of Tell Grove.

    The East Dulwich Streetspace Phase 2 measures will be installed on 3rd September. Details of these are below and aim to re-purpose the street space for pedestrians, cyclists and the local community:

    • a permeable closure using planters (a closure to all motor vehicles but not to cycles or pedestrians) on Melbourne Grove at the junction with Grove Vale

    • a permeable closure using planters on Derwent Grove at the junction with Grove Vale

    • a permeable closure using planters on Elsie Road at the junction with Grove Vale

    • a permeable closure using planters on Tintagel Crescent at the junction with Grove Vale

    • a school street closure during school drop-off and pick-up on Tintagel Crescent and Elsie Road (residents and emergency services will still be permitted entry)

    We want to hear from you about the effects of these measures.

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  • Dulwich Village - Covid-19 Experimental Travel Measures

    Created by James London Cyclist // 0 threads

    Southwark is committed to quickly rolling out schemes to make travel safe and healthy as lockdown eases. Dulwich has been identified as a priority.

    We have now installed the experimental measures below to re-purpose the street space for pedestrians, cyclists, the local community and businesses:

    - a closure of Calton Avenue south of Gilkes Crescent

    - a closure on Court Lane at the Calton Avenue junction

    - a closure of Calton Avenue at the Dulwich Village junction

    We want to hear from you about the effects of these closures.

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  • Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) Executive Board meetings

    Created by Rosamund Humphrey (Admin Officer) // 1 thread

    The Greater Cambridge Partnership operates as a Joint Committee, under powers delegated by its three local authority partners.

    It is led by a decision-making Executive Board which coordinates the overall strategic vision and drives forward the partnership’s programme of work.  It is run in accordance with a clear governance structure, agreed by all partners.

    The Executive Board is made up of one representative from each of the City Deal partners. While the law governing Joint Committees only allows the three local authority representatives voting rights, they consider the advice of the other representatives, to make sure decisions also represent the business and academic sectors.

    The Board is advised and informed by a Joint Assembly. The Joint Assembly provides advice to the Executive Board, drawing on the broad expertise of its 15 members. The Assembly’s membership is made up of three elected councillors from each of the three councils in the Greater Cambridge area, and reflects the political composition of their council. The other City Deal partners each nominate three representatives, as stakeholders from a range of organisations within the fields of business and academia.

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  • Probable diesel spill on Hills Road between town and Station Road,22nd Sept 2020

    Created by Heather Coleman // 1 thread

    There's a wet greasy line the length of the southbound carriageway on Hills Road between OLEM and Station Road, just outside the  bike lane.  When I cycled down there around 8.50am there was a very strong smell of diesel.

    TAKE CARE.  Diesel doesn't just evaporate as petrol would but leaves a greasy slippery residue that can persist for some days.

    I've tried reporting to County, who don't want to know.  I've bounced the report to City; who knows if they will do anything or say it's not their problem either. 

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  • 20/03523/FUL St John's Innovation Park - Travel Hub, etc

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    20/03523/FUL | Erection of a 5 storey building and a 6 storey building for commercial/business purposes, erection of a transport hub, gymnasium, surface parking, landscaping and associated infrastructure including demolition of the existing building (St John's House) and associated structures. | Land In The North West Part Of The St Johns Innovation Park Cowley Road Milton Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 0ZT

    https://applications.greatercambridgeplanning.org/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=QFCSXXDX0CX00

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  • 20/03802/FUL Orchard Park - 75 dwellings

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Residential development of 75 dwellings along with access, car parking, landscaping and all associated infrastructure

    Development Parcel L2 Topper Street Orchard Park Cambridge Cambridgeshire

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 20/03802/FUL

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  • Retirement Homes on Barrell Feild, Histon

    Tom McKeown // 1 thread

    Redevelopment of land off Home Close and within the boundary of the Hain Daniels Group factory, in Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9NR. McCarthy & Stone’s initial plans propose to redevelop the site with Retirement Plus (Extra Care) accommodation with 65 apartments, 36 bungalows and seven cottages, all set within attractive landscaped gardens and with 45 on-site car parking bays.

    A virtual consultation is available at https://mccarthyandstoneconsultation.co.uk/histon/proposals/ between Wednesday 16th September – Wednesday 23rd September 2020, looking for community feedback ahead of formal planning application.

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  • Missing section of cycleway

    Created by MJR // 0 threads

    The Hardwick Road cycleway abruptly terminates at the corner of Beech Road, within sight of the next section at South Gates roundabout. Cyclists wishing to continue towards town without being obstructed by motorists need to either use six beg-button crossings of the A149 Hardwick Road to cross over and back, or use four beg-button crossings to head towards Hardings Way (where another three beg-buttons and currently a dismount greets them), or they can illegally slalom contraflow through a parking bay, footway and oncoming traffic - and unsurprisingly many do the latter.

    All of the houses by the parking bay blocking the way have their own drives and it is not that much used. It could be repainted as a two-way cycleway, protected with posts and the slopes into the ends made shallower.

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  • Dangerous Cycleway

    Created by MJR // 0 threads

    A cycleway was built alongside Scania Way, but it is dangerous in many ways, including:

    • The north end is on the corner of a busy T-junction with HGVs turning. The cycleway was originally planned to turn north onto Oldmedow Road as cycle lanes but the "safety auditors" refused to allow that and instead insisted on this dangerous ending!
    • Some of the crossings of the car showroom accesses have no marked priority.
    • Some of the crossings of the car showroom accesses are blind for emerging motorists because of the showrooms' signs.
    • There are numerous sign legs in the cycleway.
    • The south end terminates in a pinch point corner with a lamp post because enabling fast turns and good lighting for motorists is more important than keeping crash hazards away from the cycleway.

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  • QE Ave - Marsh Lane crossing

    Created by MJR // 0 threads

    There is a crossing here, but it's pedestrian-only, slow to respond to its beg button and doesn't help cyclists much. Could it be replaced with a Toucan or maybe some cyclist-detection loops on the approaches from QE  Ave and Marsh Lane to make the lights change and easeir for cyclists to pull out?

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  • Connect A1078 cycleway to Loke Road

    Created by MJR // 0 threads

    The cycleway alongside the A1078 abruptly ends at Estuary Road with only a link east into the estate which is a long detour off the desire line towards the town centre.

    There are several ways that this could be resolved, including linking to the Bawsey Drain Path as part of any future development and any of them could be an improvement.

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  • 20/03755/REM Whittleford Station Road - 86 dwellings

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    Approval of matters reserved for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following outline planning permission S/0746/15/OL to provide 86 residential units following demolition of 39a Station Road West and the formation of a new access road.

    39A And Lion Works Station Road (west) Whittlesford Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB22 4NL

    Cambridge

    Application reference : 20/03755/REM

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  • Connect cycleway to Kirby Street

    Created by MJR // 0 threads

    Continuing the Wellesley Road cycleway to the Kirby Street junction would enable cyclists to use the connection from Marshall Yard off Norfolk Street to avoid cycling on the A148 between Norfolk Street and Coburg Street. It would also ease the westbound journey once contraflow cycling is allowed on Norfolk Street.

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  • Guanock Terrace Contraflow

    Created by MJR // 0 threads

    This is an obvious desire line between the South Gates (for South Lynn, the Hardwick and part of the Friars) and The Walks (for the eastern part of the town centre and most places east and north of it), but it is currently one way for cycling, despite the available width being fairly good and a car driving contraflow during our survey visit! Of course, there are cyclists already using it illegally.

    Even allowing contraflow cycling to Thomas Street would then allow Robert Street to be used to connect to the South Gates, although that is a deflection off the desire line so may not be obeyed.

    Ideally, there would need to be some connection to the cycleways around the South Gates. Norfolk County Council's 2016 Cycling and Walking Action Plan claimed they had already built it, as shown on http://www.klwnbug.co.uk/2018/07/05/kings-lynns-imaginary-cycling-network/

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  • Friars Walk needs an all-weather surface

    Created by MJR // 0 threads

    Currently Friars Walk is uncomfortable in summer, messy in winter and not legally cyclable from its east end. A short connecting cycleway to the Southgates Roundabout and some tarmac on Friars Walk would enable this dirt track to be used as shorter motor-free route between Hardwick and the Friars all year round.

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  • Access to Central Park from Morston Drift

    Created by MJR // 0 threads

    The access to Central Park (Balls Up Park) is on the north side. The cycleway is on the south side. There is no crossing provided between them, so cyclists either have to bump kerbs if able, or ride on a footway until the next junction. Seems like an easy fix.

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