Monday, 7 October 2013

Have Your Say On Planning Application For Ely Southern Bypass

Residents are being asked to have their say on the recently submitted planning application for the Ely Southern Bypass.

The plans are for a 1.7km (just over a mile) single carriageway road between a new roundabout near the sewage works on Angel Drove and a new roundabout near the allotments on Stuntney Causeway.

It will cross the railway by means of a 104m long two-span bridge and the River Great Ouse and floodplain by a 300m six span viaduct. On completion of the by pass the level crossing on Station Road will be closed to road traffic and the existing underpass will be changed to one-way signal-controlled with improvements for cyclists and pedestrians.

The scheme has been submitted by Cambridgeshire County Council’s Major Infrastructure Delivery team and will be assessed by the planning department against national and local planning policies. This will be done with the help of statutory consultees such as East Cambridgeshire District Council, the Environment Agency, English Heritage and Natural England. City of Ely Town Council, local parish councils and other organisations have also been invited to comment on the proposal.

The planning application is accompanied by an environmental statement and all the submitted documents can be viewed on the planning pages of the County Council’s website using application no E/03005/13/CC.

A hard copy is available for members of the public to view during normal opening hours at:

  • Castle Court Reception, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP
  • East Cambridgeshire District Council, Nutholt Lane, Ely, CB7 4EE
  • Ely Library, 6 The Cloisters, Ely, CB7 4ZH 

There will be a staffed exhibition at the Lamb Hotel (Stable Suite), Lynn Road, Ely, CB7 4EJ on Tuesday 15 October 2013 between 3.30pm and 8pm where visitors will be able to view the application drawings and other documents and ask planning officers about how they can make their views known and get involved in the planning process.

Comments on the proposed scheme are invited from all individuals and organisations with an interest in the scheme, either in support or with objections. Please send them to: Box CC1213, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP or by email:  planningdc@cambridgeshire.gov.uk by 31 October 2013.

It is anticipated that the application will be reported to the County Council’s Planning Committee around the New Year.

For more information please telephone the planning department on 01223 699941 or 715518.