Plans have been submitted for a major redevelopment of the Bell Language School on Red Cross Lane. The plans begin with the construction of a two/three storey building with up to 100 student accommodation rooms, on the west side of the site backing on to housing in Greenlands. Further phases will see another two/three storey building with 100 more student accommodation rooms, this time more centrally located in the site, and a new administration building ‘over three storeys’ on Red Cross Lane. There will also be extensions for academic buildings and a dining room, again in the centre of the site.
Car parking spaces will rise from 61 to 75, while cycle parking spaces will rise from 60 to 144. The six-bedroom house at no.7 Red Cross Lane, currently in use as student accommodation, will be one of the buildings to be demolished.
These plans have been in the offing for a long time – a ‘pre-application submission’ was made in early 2016, and a public consultation meeting was held in March last year.
Where can I find out more?
Full documentation is on the Cambridge City Council planning applications website here. The main documents to look at are the four listed as “Design and Access Statement”.
Can I make a comment?
Yes – you have until Tuesday 5 February and the best place is to do it on the planning applications website here. Alternatively, email the case officer Patricia Coyle at email@example.com