A new statutory planning guidance document adopted by the City Council identifies strategic cycle routes through proposed areas of urban expansion and ensures the protection and delivery by developers of these routes.Within the next 10 years Cambridge City will undergo major changes in the form of large urban expansions to the north, south, east and west and an area of regeneration around the railway station. This is predicted to lead to a population growth of 40%. It was recognised that these areas of expansion must be well connected to the city and surrounding villages with high quality cycle routes in order to ensure that the strong cycling culture within the city is carried into these new areas of development. It was also recognised that the expansion of the city provided a unique opportunity to significantly enhance and expand the current city cycle network.In order to achieve this a planning guidance document was drawn up which would supplement the new Local Plan. The objectives of this document are to expand and enhance the current city cycle network by:
- identifying and safeguarding strategic cycle routes through the city urban expansions as defined in the re-deposited Local Plan and ensuring their delivery by developers
- identifying potential new cycle links to and from these areas of urban expansion to be funded through planning obligations.
Walking and cycling
Cambridge City Council
01 Jan 1971
17 Aug 2020