Policy 19: Safeguarding for Cambridge Autonomous Metro and Public Transport

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Support

Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 51956

Received: 08/08/2020

Respondent: Ms Silvia Ferdin

Representation Summary:

It would be very important to develop an efficient public transport system to ease road congestion, providing an alternative transport way to car and bike for longer routes

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It would be very important to develop an efficient public transport system to ease road congestion, providing an alternative transport way to car and bike for longer routes

Comment

Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 53294

Received: 02/10/2020

Respondent: Old Chesterton Residents' Association

Representation Summary:

If the funding ever becomes available for the Metro then safeguarding its routes is a sensible precaution.

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If the funding ever becomes available for the Metro then safeguarding its routes is a sensible precaution.

Comment

Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 53694

Received: 04/10/2020

Respondent: Ms Susan Purseglove

Representation Summary:

I would like to know what arrangements are being made for extra bus services. Milton Road is a major route into north-east Cambridge and the city centre, and at the moment the bus service is inadequate and sporadic.

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I would like to know what arrangements are being made for extra bus services. Milton Road is a major route into north-east Cambridge and the city centre, and at the moment the bus service is inadequate and sporadic.

Comment

Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 54287

Received: 05/10/2020

Respondent: Anglian Water Services Ltd

Representation Summary:

Land is safeguarded for the 'North Portal' located in the vicinity of existing Cambridge North Station as part of proposals for Cambridge Autonomous Metro as identified on Figure 38 of the AAP.

We own and operate the Cambridge Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) located off Cowley Road which, together with adjacent land owned by Cambridge City Council, is identified for residential led mixed use development and remain committed to working with partners to prepare plans for its redevelopment.

We welcome further discussion with the Combined Authority about the detailed design of ‘North Portal’ and associated northern tunnel in relation to the location of any infrastructure which is expected to remain in situ following the redevelopment of Cambridge WWTP.

The indicative area for the North Portal as identified in the AAP does not appear to raise any issues for Anglian Water as it appears to be focused on existing Cambridgeshire Guided Busway route and land adjacent to the busway and there is no existing water recycling infrastructure in this location. We would wish to comment further in the event that the extent of the safeguarded area as shown in the AAP is to be revise

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Land is safeguarded for the 'North Portal' located in the vicinity of existing Cambridge North Station as part of proposals for Cambridge Autonomous Metro as identified on Figure 38 of the AAP.

We own and operate the Cambridge Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) located off Cowley Road which, together with adjacent land owned by Cambridge City Council, is identified for residential led mixed use development and remain committed to working with partners to prepare plans for its redevelopment.

We welcome further discussion with the Combined Authority about the detailed design of ‘North Portal’ and associated northern tunnel in relation to the location of any infrastructure which is expected to remain in situ following the redevelopment of Cambridge WWTP.

The indicative area for the North Portal as identified in the AAP does not appear to raise any issues for Anglian Water as it appears to be focused on existing Cambridgeshire Guided Busway route and land adjacent to the busway and there is no existing water recycling infrastructure in this location. We would wish to comment further in the event that the extent of the safeguarded area as shown in the AAP is to be revise

Comment

Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 54524

Received: 05/10/2020

Respondent: Cambridge Cycling Campaign

Representation Summary:

All transport interchanges and mobility hubs should allow for attractive and convenient switches between cycling and public transport: the success of the Netherlands at cycle-transit connections is one of the reasons for the country’s high levels of cycling. All cycle parking at mobility hubs should be safe and secure and hire schemes should include cycles which cater for different ages and abilities of rider. Designs should acknowledge that some users will need to take their bikes with them on the metro or bus.

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All transport interchanges and mobility hubs should allow for attractive and convenient switches between cycling and public transport: the success of the Netherlands at cycle-transit connections is one of the reasons for the country’s high levels of cycling. All cycle parking at mobility hubs should be safe and secure and hire schemes should include cycles which cater for different ages and abilities of rider. Designs should acknowledge that some users will need to take their bikes with them on the metro or bus.

Comment

Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 55693

Received: 02/10/2020

Respondent: St John's College

Agent: Savills

Representation Summary:

Neutral:
The principle of safeguarding land for the CAM is sensible but it is questioned whether a development plan policy can specifically safeguard what is acknowledged as being only an indicative area. The Consultation Draft itself acknowledges that more certainty will be given as the plan process advances.

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Object

Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 55730

Received: 05/10/2020

Respondent: Brookgate

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

Policy 19 ensures that land is safeguarded for the CAM and other public transport
hubs.
The north portal for the central core section of the CAM is likely to be located within
the North East Cambridge AAP boundary. An area of land in close proximity of
Cambridge North station (shown on Figure 38) is proposed to be safeguarded for
the operation of the CAM, including land for the portal/tunnel entrance as well as
for construction and maintenance.
The indicative area safeguarded for CAM portal construction includes the existing
station turning circle, bus stops and cycle parking. It also includes land to the west
of the guided busway associated with utilities/drainage for the consented office and
hotel development at Cambridge North and the next phases of development.
It is acknowledged that the proposed safeguarding land for CAM is indicative at this
stage, However, as it is currently shown in figure 38, the shaded area is wholly
Network Rail owned land including Network Rail’s station lease area and
operational railway land. Any proposed safeguarding of the land would need to be
agreed with Network Rail and further engagement with Network Rail is required on
this matter as and when it progresses.
Brookgate understand the aspirations of the Combined Authority to provide a new
rapid transport system of Cambridge. However, they are concerned over the lack
of information on this important issue and the extensive area of land that is
considered necessary to be ‘safeguarded’.
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There is no information within the document on the justification for the extent of the
area proposed to be ‘safeguarded’ or its intended use, as tunnel portals or station
concourse or construction compounds etc. Brookgate would expect that an
evidenced based approach would be driving this exercise and that the area
indicated on the plan would be based on the requirements to deliver the CAM
scheme.
Providing a ‘safeguarding’ area without any detail of what the area is to be used for
or indeed why it is required is very unhelpful and will lead to uncertainties during
the masterplanning of the area around the station, and significantly affect the ability
of the landowners in this area to effectively plan this very important area, to
enhance the existing transport interchange (a key requirement of NEC AAP policy)
and necessary to achieve further support and enhance sustainable transport
modes in the area.
The land should not be safeguarded in any planning document unless it is clear
that CAM Metro is deliverable and funded, any formal designation of land prior to
this would be premature. In this context Brookgate would therefore welcome
discussions with all stakeholders to understand the extent and scope of land
potentially safeguarded in the context of existing/future development in this area.
The AAP will be subject to external scrutiny and it is clear from the North Essex
Examination that the presiding Inspector will scrutinise the deliverability of the CAM
metro.

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Comment

Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 55919

Received: 05/10/2020

Respondent: Network Rail

Representation Summary:

In relation to Policy 19, it is acknowledged that the proposed safeguarding of land is indicative
at this stage, however, as it is currently shown in Figure 38 the shaded area is wholly Network
Rail owned land including Network Rail’s station lease area and operational railway land. Any
proposed safeguarding of the land would need to be agreed with Network Rail and further
engagement with Network Rail is required on this matter as and when it progresses.

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Support

Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 55980

Received: 05/10/2020

Respondent: Hawkswren Ltd

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

Policy 19 seeks to improve public transport and refers to the delivery of mobility hubs in key
locations across North East Cambridge. The proposed development parcel that includes the Barr
Tech site would be located in close proximity to the proposed mobility hub at the Cambridge
Guided Busway/Cowley Road intersection, which is supported.

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Object

Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 56002

Received: 05/10/2020

Respondent: Turnstone Estates Limited

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

Policy 19 seeks to improve public transport and refers to the delivery of mobility hubs in key
locations across North East Cambridge. The proposed development parcel that includes the
Tarmac site would be located in close proximity to the proposed mobility hub at the Cambridge
Guided Busway/Cowley Road intersection, which is supported.

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Comment

Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 56155

Received: 05/10/2020

Respondent: U+I PLC.

Agent: We are Town

Representation Summary:

Whilst the transformative nature of a CAM system is recognised and the policy supported, the current proposed area
lacks definition. At Examination, an Inspector will need to be convinced that there is a reasonable prospect of the scheme
being delivered and the area to be safeguarded will require clearer justification and definition.

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