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HPERA Inaugural Meeting

More than 150 people packed into the Church of The Good Shepherd last night at the inaugural meeting of the Hurst Park Residents Association (HPERA).  Main item on the agenda was the proposal for Milton Road development under the Cambridge City Deal.

The public consultation document came under fire from residents for ignoring the interests of communities living alongside the so-called Milton Road ‘corridor’. Maps were shown which clearly illustrated that the proposed closure of side streets and restricted turns off Milton Road would turn residential roads into rat-runs causing environmental damage and endangering cyclists, the elderly and children on their way to the local school.

A presentation from Edward Leigh of Smarter Cambridge Transport showed that there are alternative ways of improving traffic flow for buses during peak periods using modern signalling technology without having to devote acres of space to dedicated bus lanes involving the loss of trees and verges along Milton Road.

The Residents' Association will be working hard to come up with alternative proposals to present, and will encourage residents to contact them with ideas as well as submitting their own individual responses during the consultation period.

The deadline for submissions is 15th February.

 

HPERA Launched

Letters have been sent around to all the residents notifying them of the launch of the Hurst Park Residents Association, which is being rapidly created to provide a forum of the residents of Hurst Park Avenue, Orchard Avenue, HIghfield Avenue, Leys Avenue, Leys Road, and Highworth Avenue to respond to the proposed changes to Milton Road, which has the potential to affect all residents in the estate.

If you can, please attend the inaugural meeting which is being held to formalize this Residences Association, and to start the discussion of the proposed changes to Milton Road.

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Come and hear, and have your say, about the Cambridge growth agenda, the City Deal and the impact on the people of Cambridge.