Clare College Sports Ground, Bentley Road, Cambridge CB2 8AW
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College sports ground and supporting facilities including pavilion with 1 residential unit.
Various applications relating to ancillary buildings for sports field use
Redevelopment of all or part of the sports ground to provide residential use.
Market and affordable housing
, Key worker housing
, Older persons housing
, Residential care home
, Custom or self build housing
Public open space
Increased accessibility from site and adjacent streets to guided busway / cycle tracks / footpaths to station.
Increased accessibility to attractive landscape within and around site.
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There is an existing access from Bentley Road. This may need to be widened depending on extent of development but this is easily achieved.
Northern part of site at medium risk from surface water flooding (partly due to impermeable hard surfaces for sports use). This is considered to be capable of being overcome in a sensitive development
Site is currently protected open space due to its use as a College sports ground. This use could remain in any partial redevelopment of facilities relocated elsewhere and shared with other Colleges.
Site is currently in ‘Green Belt’ but in line with Q39 in ‘Issues and Options’ consultation, the site is promoted for release due to highly sustainable location.
Electricity and water currently available.
To allow time for relocation of existing facilities, necessary planning permissions and marketing etc.
Extremely high: This is a highly desirable location, secluded but extremely close to major transport facilities including the train station which can be reached in minutes by cycle or on foot.