Update November 2023
We were pleased to hear in October that our application to County Highways for funding for a 20mph zone in the centre of the village was successful. Our application was particularly strong, scoring the highest marks out of all applications received. Our thanks to CCC Cllr Gough and SCDC Cllr Wilson for their support in putting together the application.
Plans have now been received from the project officer at the County Council. The draft design provides locations of planned signage, roundels, and buffer zones.
The design is not final, and the Parish Council’s Highways Committee will be reviewing the plans at the next committee meeting and providing feedback to CCC. Please send any comments you have to the Assistant Clerk.
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20mph zones – update April 2023
The Parish Council received over 300 responses to the consultation, with around two thirds of respondents responding positively to implementing a 20mph zone in Cottenham, and the majority preferring proposal 2 – for details see below.
At the Highways Committee meeting held on 28th February, the committee voted to recommend to full council to form a working party to put together an application for funding from Cambridgeshire County Council towards a 20mph scheme. This recommendation was accepted at the March full Parish Council meeting, and a working party formed to apply for funding from CCC. The working party are currently working on the application to be submitted to CCC. For more details on the County Council’s 20mph funding programme, please visit the CCC website
The Parish Council’s Highways Committee have been exploring the feasibility of implementing a 20mph speed limit in the centre of the village. Following policy changes at the County Council, the committee hope to be able to apply for funding to implement a scheme within the village in the near future.
Proposal one (Village core zone 1): Forms a circular ring around the centre of the village: High Street from the Green to Lambs Lane, Lambs Lane to Rampton Rd, Rampton Rd to the Green, and includes all the residential roads enclosed within this circle: Lyles Rd, Harlstones Rd, Eastlands Close, Franklin Gardens, Pelham Way, Pelham Close, Lee Close, Tower Close, Goode Close. Plus, short spurs off this ring: Histon Rd from Dunstal field to the Green, Denmark Rd from Brenda Gautry Way entrance to War memorial, Oakington Road from The Rowells to the roundabout, Rampton Road from pedestrian entrance to Clarke Close (by 83 Rampton Road) to Lambs Lane junction, and the High Street from the Lambs Lane junction down to Broad Lane Roundabout.
Proposal two (zones 1, 2 and 3): includes all roads within zone 1 (see above) plus zone 2: “the Lanes” – Telegraph Street, Margett Street, Rook Street, Corbett Street and zone 3: Broad Lane and Tenison Manor estate including Broad Lane, Tenison Manor, Kingfisher Way, Woodlark Drive, the Wrens, the Linnets, the Herons, Goldfinch Drive, Bullfinch Way, Kestrel Close, the Dunnocks, and roads of off Lambs Lane to the North – Manse Drive, Victory Way, Stevens Close.
Proposal three: key roads only: Histon road from Dunstall Field junction to the Green, The High Street from the Green to Broad Lane, Lambs Lane, Rampton Road from pedestrian entrance to Clarke Close (by 83 Rampton Road) to the Green, Denmark Rd from Brenda Gautry Way entrance to War memorial, Oakington Road from The Rowells to the roundabout.
Results of the 20mph Survey can be found in the reports pack for the Highways Committee meeting held on 28th February.