Planning Application News: even more on Queen Edith’s Way

Note: This is an extra service for readers of this email and blog, where I bring you news of planning applications in Queen Edith’s, along with details on how to provide your opinions on the applications to the council planning committee. All feedback on this service is welcome.

Where is the planning application for?
The rear of 268 Queen Edith’s Way, parallel to Limekiln Road

What does the site look like?
Limekiln Road can be seen through the trees down the right-hand side of the photo. The area earmarked for houses is the open space parallel to this. Entrance would be down a drive from Queen Edith’s Way (top left).

What do they want to do?
Build three four-bedroom houses as shown:

What will they look like?
The fashionable flat-roofed style:

When is the last date for local people to comment?
Thursday 24 November 2016

Has the site had planning applications before?
A similar application was turned down earlier in 2016. A plan for three five-bedroom houses was turned down in 2015, as was an appeal. A plan for seven four- and five-bedroom houses was turned down in 2014, as was an appeal. This one, it seems, is going on and on.

Where is there more information available?
Click here to read all the documents on the application.
Click here to read any public comments already made.

How do I make a comment to the council planning committee?
Click here to add your own comment online.
Note: you will need to log in or register first.
• The Case Officer is Sav Patel. Click here to email your comments to the City Council Planning Department. Request an acknowledgement of receipt, and follow up if you don’t get one. You must quote reference “16/1919/FUL“.

As well as commenting to the council, you may also wish to comment below, for other local residents to read.

2 Replies to “Planning Application News: even more on Queen Edith’s Way”

  1. Leaving aside the desirability of housing on the site, why haven’t the people commissioning this looked at the style of housing nearby and said to themselves ‘we might do well to echo this in our application?’ They look entirely out of keeping.

  2. Neighbours have been fighting this proposal for the last 3 years.

    It was rejected by the City Planning Committee four times, but the developer took it to appeal in the summer and won. This, despite the fact that the site is adjacent to the Greenbelt, next to 3 nature reserves (one an SSI) and is also in the designated Cambridge East Green corridor.

    The access road will come out close to the QEW and Limekiln rd junction . Both local residents and the Head at Netherhall school complained about road safety concerns.

    But it was still allowed through by the inspector. Because a similar proposal has won at appeal, it is unlikely that development can now be stopped.

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