Decision time for the Queen Edith

November 5, 2010 12:41 PM

Controversial plans to demolish a Cambridge pub and replace it with eight homes are to be discussed determined at the city council's South Area Committee on Thursday (November 11).

The plans by Punch Taverns for three and four bed homes on the site of the 1950s Queen Edith pub in Wulfstan Way are expected to attract a great deal of interest from residents at the meeting. Councillors received many letters on the issue and a 271-signature petition for the retention of the pub has been submitted to the council.

Committee members will also be discussing grants for leisure and community projects, new facilities in parks, such as sand volleyball,and for speed reduction measures in Fitzwilliam, Clarendon and Shaftesbury Roads.

There will also be a presentation by the neighbourhood police team.

And plans to spend Section 106 developers' money on new equipment and improvements to Queen Edith's parks in Nightingale Avenue, Holbrook Road and Gunhild/Godwin Close will be discussed by members.

Cambridge City Councillor, Amanda Taylor, who chairs the South Area Committee and represents Queen Edith's, said: "There are a great deal of extremely important items coming before the committee and I hope as many residents as possible take the opportunity to attend this meeting.

"There has been a large amount of correspondence on the application for housing on the pub site and it is important that residents hear the full details of these plans so that they can have their say."

The meeting is at Homerton College and begins at 7.30 p.m.

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