North East Cambridge Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2019

Representation ID: 32788

Received: 24/03/2019

Respondent: Matthew Danish

Representation Summary:

Long-term: move businesses closer to the railway station.

Short-term: safe, attractive streets with activity (e.g. shops) and street life.

Full text:

Over the long-term you should plan to have businesses be located more closely to the railway station. As new businesses come in and as existing businesses rebuild their offices, they should look at sites that are close the railway station. It is much better to have jobs close to the railway station since people are more likely to use the train to get to work in such instances and job density is always must greater than housing density. The big mistake in CB1 was putting homes next to the railway station; this has resulted in terrible noise and pollution for those residents.

In the shorter-term you can make it more pleasant to walk and cycle between the station and the existing buildings by creating nice, safe streets with activity (e.g. shops) and street life.