TWO exhibitions are being held next week to showcase the proposed expansion of the Babraham Park and Ride site and encourage people to have their say on the proposals. This successful site, which is part of the Council’s award-winning park and ride network, now needs to expand to meet the needs of its users.
Residents are invited to come along to the events to view the plans, discuss the application with planning officers and get involved in the consultation process.
The planning application for the site, submitted by Cambridgeshire County Council, includes plans to add a further 510 car parking and 80 sheltered cycle parking spaces at the Babraham Park and Ride site at Babraham Road in Cambridge.
The additional car parking spaces would be accommodated within the existing site of the Park and Ride. This will be achieved through reducing some of the current landscaping within the site.
Additional parking is also proposed for the area to the west of the bus terminal which is already being informally used for overflow car parking. Sheltered cycle parking would be located near the existing terminal building.
The pubic exhibitions will be held at the Babraham Park and Ride Passenger Terminal Building tomorrow (Monday) between 3.30pm and 6pm and at the Pavilion Room at Netherhall Sports Centre, Queen Edith’s Way, Cambridge on Wednesday 30 May between 4pm and 8pm.
Officers from Cambridgeshire County Council will be available on both occasions to answer any questions and explain the proposals.
The consultation will run until June 21 2012 with a decision expected to be made on the planning application by the County Council’s Development Control Committee in summer or autumn 2012.