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A key part of the work of the Cycling UK Stevenage campaign group is to review Planning Applications and make submissions to the consulation process.

Making comments on planning proposals is also a really effective way for individuals to get involved. All information about Planning can be found on the Stevenage Borough Council website - Link

Land Opposite 25 And 26 St. Albans Drive Stevenage Herts

Cycling UK have submitted a comment about the cycle parking provision. 

Land South of Watton Road Knebworth - 200 homes 

Cycling UK Stevenage have submitted a comment to raise concerns about increased traffic along Watton Road.

Active Travel England - a statutory consultee on developments of this size - have also asked for a deferral - link

Elm Green Pastures Lanterns Lane - change of use to Archery Ranges 

Cycling UK have submitted a comment to raise concerns about cycle access, parking and increased traffic along Lanterns Lane.

HCC Highways have also raised concerns - link

Morrisons - Wedgewood Way

The Morrisons development went to SBC Planning Committee in May 2023 

Cycling UK made comments at the meeting with reference to section 7.5 of the Planning Report presented.

We acknowledged that points in our original Cycling UK submission in May 2022 had been addressed, especially welcoming the new shared use cycleway on Wedgwood Way linking the site to the main cycleway network at Martins Way.

We expressed concern 3 aspects of the revised proposals:

  • There is no safe route across the car park, cyclists have to join traffic at the access point on Wedgwood Way.
  • The staff cycle parking lockers are tucked away in a secluded area behind the adjacent small commercial unit.
  • Residents of the Valerian Way, White Way and new Gresley Park estates cycling to work or shop will have to share the main road carriageway for the final 650 metres of Gresley Way which does not have a cycleway. We made reference to the Cycling UK "Complete the Gresley Way Cycleway" petition which at the time of the meeting had 752 signatures. 

Outcome

Planning permission was granted but the final details of cycle parking will still be sought by further planning permissions. See also Comet report on Planning Meeting outcome.

The Planning Officer noted that additional CIL funding for local infrastructure projects would become available. Improvements on Gresley Way could be considered for that. 

Cycling UK will continue to campaign with HCC and SBC for the Gresley Way cycleway - please sign and share the Gresley Way Cycleway petition.



 

 

 

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