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New wing for Addenbrooke’s

by Amanda Taylor on 6 April, 2020

QUEEN EDITH’S COUNCILLORS SUPPORT ADDENBROOKE’S EMERGENCY EXPANSION PLAN  It is understood that Cambridge University Hospitals Trust is considering building temporary new facilities adjacent to Addenbrooke’s, providing 120 extra bed spaces to accommodate the potential demand from Coronavirus patients. Work has already begun to lay hard standing on the site immediately to the south of the […]

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Fendon Road roundabout drop-in sessions

by Amanda Taylor on 17 January, 2020

Most of the utility diversion work for the roundabout has now been completed and the contractors are working very hard to ensure they complete the works on time. The County Council has arranged drop-in sessions where you can chat with the officers managing the project. The next meeting is Thursday 30th January, 5.30-6.30 pm, in […]

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Council backs down on Busway chicane barrier

by Amanda Taylor on 17 January, 2020

A cycle chicane installed on the Guided Busway bridge entrance to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus only last week is to be removed after widespread public outcry and strong support for a petition started by Liberal Democrat councillors, which attracted over 1,400 signatures.The cycle chicane, at the bottom of the slope leading from the busway to […]

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Big win for pedestrian safety

by Amanda Taylor on 12 July, 2019

Lib Dem councillors have today announced that their call for pedestrian priority at cycle lane crossings at the soon to be upgraded, Dutch-style roundabout on Fendon Road has been accepted by the County Council. After years of campaigning for safe pedestrian crossings at the busy junction of Fendon Road and Queen Edith’s Way, close to […]

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291 Hills Road development approved

by Amanda Taylor on 11 June, 2019

Today at Planning Committee, the application to demolish and redevelop 291 Hills Road was approved.This has been a long-running campaign that we have been fully engaged with, to try to give Cambridge’s Planning Authority the confidence it apparently lacks to insist that local housing developments provide affordable housing in the appropriate proportion, as set out […]

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Wort’s Causeway: future development

by Amanda Taylor on 13 May, 2019

We’ve just come from a briefing session with This Land, the housing development company that is owned by Cambridgeshire County Council and which will be making plans to develop 230 homes on the site between Worts’ Causeway and Babraham Road (known as GB2). We’ve been expressing concerns on behalf of local residents but we’d also […]

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Good news on Nightingale Pavilion

by Amanda Taylor on 24 April, 2019

Here’s some exciting community news from your local councillors. Today at the City Council planning committee, the application for the final design of the replacement Nightingale Park Pavilion was unanimously approved. Queen Edith’s city councillors George Pippas and Colin McGerty attended to support the application and also raised some concerns from local residents. Although the […]

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The Liberal Democrat manifesto for Cambridge

by Amanda Taylor on 13 April, 2019

Cambridge Liberal Democrats have launched their campaign for the local elections on May 2nd with a bold plan for a Cleaner, Greener, Fairer Cambridge. The city’s growth brings many benefits, but it also brings pressures, whether it’s from air pollution and congestion, carbon emissions or the cost of housing. Together with many in Cambridge, we […]

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Protection of wildlife corridors

by Amanda Taylor on 10 April, 2019

The planning committee have unanimously rejected the application for permission to build a two-bedroom house on land to the rear of 45 Cavendish Avenue. Cllr Colin McGerty spoke at the meeting along with a number of residents to object to the planning officer’s recommendation for approval and quoted a number of the policies in the […]

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George Pippas for Queen Edith’s!

by Amanda Taylor on 7 April, 2019

Queen Edith’s Councillor George Pippas is again standing for the Liberal Democrats in this year’s Cambridge City Council election George has worked on a range of issues, from road safety campaigns affecting hundreds of people to a large caseload of individual issues concerning housing and planning. But he is best known for his work on […]

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