MRRA News

Supersize Cambridge

On July 4th 2016, people from all over greater Cambridge were invited to come along to give their views on the supersizing of Cambridge, its consequences for this beautiful City of Cambridge and its villages, its impact on those left behind in the rush for growth and to express their views on what they see as the singular lack of vision and lost opportunities in the City Deal's proposals.

Find more details on the poster: Poster PDF

Video playlist of the event's speakers by Antony Carpen can be found here

Current City Deal Proposals

The executive Board has approved the road layout recommended by the City Deal. Watch the full video of the meeting here where the proposals were unanimously approved.

The City Deal has proposed 3 lanes and in some places 4 lanes of traffic along Milton Road. They are also proposing to close Union Lane at the junction with Milton Road, banning right turns into Elizabeth way and also remove the Elizabeth way roundabout. More details of their recommendations can be found at the Milton Road Proposals section of this site.

Yellow Ribbon Tree Appreciation

To show how much we appreciate the trees along Milton Road, we have tied a yellow ribbon to every tree on the road. We do not want the City Deal to remove over 100 trees on Milton Road and we hope the ribbons will get the trees some extra attention as they burst into bloom this summer.

Save the Trees Poster Campaign

The trees along Milton Road have been adorned with posters demonstrating how the local residents feel about the trees. Children and adults have got creative and hand made a whole variety of posters to advertise that we want to Save the Trees.

Outcomes of the City Deal Public Consultation

Current City Deal Proposals

Milton Road Proposals

Outcomes of the City Deal Public Consultation

As a result of the public consultation, officers have recommended a ‘Do Something’ option. This will include the following:

  • Three lanes of traffic
  • In-bound and out-bound bus lanes on major junction approaches
  • Intelligent traffic signals
  • Segregated cycleways on both sides of road
  • Floating bus stops considered
  • Removal of Elizabeth Way/Highworth Ave roundabout and replaced with traffic signals
  • No banned turns at Gilbert Road, Arbury Road and King's Hedges
  • Closure of Union Lane with Milton Road
  • A huge loss of trees

Find the full report here and a much shorter summary by the City Deal can be found here

The City Deal held a briefing on this topic for the 'Stakeholders' to attend. Unfortunatly the public was not invited, however, you can watch the full video of the meeting here, thanks to Richard Taylor.

Cambridge Association of Architects Gazette

Cambridge Association of Architects Gazette, Spring/Summer 2016 article on Milton Road by Kieran Perkins.

This article talks about urban design and ideas for Milton Road. You can view this article on pages 14-15 from their website https://issuu.com/ribacaa/docs/ca71, or you can download the pdf here Download PDF

Milton Road Hustings

Thursday 28 April 2016 7-9pm Chesterton Community College, CB4 3NY

In preparation for the Local Government Elections on 5 May, along with Hurst Park Estate Residents’ Association (HPERA) and the Friends of Mitcham’s Corner (FMC), we invited all 15 candidates standing in Kings Hedges, West Chesterton and East Chesterton to a public meeting to hear their views on the Greater Cambridge City Deal proposals for Milton Road and the impact on the surrounding area.

A full video of the hustings can be found here courtesy of Richard Taylor. A written summary of the evening can be found here.

Hustings Format

  • Brief introduction by the Chair
  • A 90 second presentation by each candidate to state their main priorities if elected
  • Prepared questions on City Deal issues, based on their responses to a questionnaire recently sent out by HPERA. Written answers can be found here on the HPERA website.
  • Open questions from the floor