Friday, 14 June 2013

Cambridge 20mph Project Consultation Exhibitions Reminder

Public consultation for the North Phase of the Cambridge City-wide 20mph Project started on the 13th of May and will close on the 5th of July. Due to its size, the 20mph project has been divided into four phases. The first phase covers the north area of the city, including Arbury, Kings Hedges, West and East Chesterton Wards. Subsequent phases are programmed to be consulted in the future, with the East of the city due for public consultation in late 2013/early 2014, followed by the South and then West/Central areas.

As part of North Phase consultation, two public drop-in sessions are taking place at the Arbury Community Centre (Campkin Road, Cambridge, CB4 2LD). The first is on Saturday the 15th of June from 10am to 4pm, and the second is on Wednesday the 19th of June from 4pm to 8pm. Council officers will be on hand at both sessions to answer questions about the proposed project. In addition the public exhibition, which has been in place at the Arbury Community Centre since the 29th of May, will continue to be on display.

There have been over 3600 responses to the consultation so far.

Executive Councillor for Planning and Climate Change, Cllr Tim Ward said; “It is clear from the volume of responses to this consultation that residents within the north area of the city have a significant interest in this project. This level of public representation provides a strong foundation for the decision making process.”

It is still possible to respond to the consultation. Either by going to the project webpage at: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/20mph-speed-limit and filling in the online survey, or for those who have an address within the north phase area, by completing and returning the questionnaire that was posted there.  The closing date for responses is Friday 5th July.

Further information about the proposals is available on the project web page. Following closure of the North Phase consultation, the outcomes will be uploaded to the web page. They will also be presented to the City Council North Area Committee on the 1st of August 2013, and subsequently presented to the City Council Environment Scrutiny Committee on the 8th of October 2013, where the Executive Councillor for Planning and Climate Change will decide on whether to implement the scheme and it what form.

Should the City Council approve implementation, further authority will be required by Cambridgeshire County Council before a statutory process can commence.