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Sports cafe development on Barnwell Pits

Planning application at Barnwell Pits by Barnwell Lake Cafe Ltd 17/1484/OUT | The erection of a cycle-themed cafe and shop along with associated infrastructure including car and cycle parking and new internal roads. | Land Adjacent To Barnwell Lake Newmarket … Continue reading

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Deficiencies in Chisholm Trail planning

Following letter was sent by Chris to council on 26 March 2017, detailing directly contradictory evidence about bat surveys and habitats. None of the issues were ever addressed, including unmentioned limitations to coverage, why at least 11 potential bat roosts … Continue reading

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Folk Festival Camping – Coldhams Common 27 – 30 July

Set up will be from Monday 24 July. Contact us if you have any problems or queries. Details below sent by City Council. Looking forward to our temporary guests. Dear Resident Cambridge Folk Festival, 27 – 30 July 2017 I … Continue reading

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Section 38 application for cycleway and compounds on the common

The text below is the document sent to the Planning Inspectorate.   We had to patch this together based on our best guess of what the council were saying. The documents are here : City Deal application for works on common … Continue reading

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City Deal application for works on common May 2017

City Deal have applied for permission to dig up the main route across the common that runs between Coldhams Lane and Newmarket Road.    We assume that it includes that : The track will be resurfaced and widened and therefore sections … Continue reading

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Fence removal in Cambridge News

Read about the fence removal in Cambridge News

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330m of barbed wire removed

The Friends are celebrating the removal of over 330m of barbed wire fence on the common.  The fencing was a serious hazard to dogs and walkers on the common and probably dated from a 1980s City Council grant for tree … Continue reading

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