Transport Planning Associates worked as part of a multi-disciplinary project team that included the Cambridge Carter Jonas planning team and Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE) to secure outline planning permission for the redevelopment of land adjacent to Cromwell Road, Cambridge for 245 residential dwellings and local community uses. The Members of Cambridge City Council, resolved to grant planning permission at its meeting of the Planning Committee on Wednesday, 7 February 2018.

The site, currently occupied by Ridgeons Timber and Builders Merchants, is located towards the eastern side of the city between the existing railway line and Cromwell Road. The site is well located to a range of local facilities and amenities and will include a mix of on-street and under croft car parking, facilities for cycle parking and public open space. The illustrative masterplan, prepared by PTE, safe guarded a route through the development for part of a new high quality footway / cycle route that creates a mostly off-road and traffic-free route between Cambridge Station and the new Cambridge North Station, onwards to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Biomedical Campus to the south, linking too to business and the science parks in the north of the city. The north-to-south, route will provide access to green spaces in Cambridge including: Coldham’s Common, the Leper Chapel Meadows and Barnwell Lake area, with Ditton Meadows as well as Stourbridge Common beyond.

As well as designing modifications to the site access to accommodate the new cycle route, we completed a detailed analysis of local travel demand and traffic movements, demonstrating that the proposals would provide a net benefit in traffic terms to local residents of Cromwell Road. A package of transport improvements and financial contributions were agreed to facilitate the delivery of new cycling infrastructure from the site towards the south of the city.

For further information contact Julian Clarke on 01223 370135