Consultation on Fulbourn Road open space enhancements

Consultation runs from

29 January 2018, 12:00am to 16 March 2018, 11:59pm

Introduction and background

Developer Contributions have been allocated to fund enhancements to the open space along Fulbourn Road.

The open space currently has limited ecological value, and the underlying chalk would be suitable to create scarce native chalk grassland. Areas have been selected where soils are suitably thin above the chalk bedrock, and once established, the grassland would be mown and raked annually in late summer after flowering.

It is also proposed to place a perennial pictorial meadow close to the main tarmacked path crossing the site. Flower rich pictorial meadows have already been established in parks across the city and provide flowers from late May to late November. These meadows consist of both native and non-native flowering species and create a colourful display for pollinator insects and people to enjoy.

Additionally, a previous consultation to plant a number of fruit trees within the space proved popular with local residents, and so we will seek to undertake this work at the same time.

The work will complement the roadside hedgerow restoration being undertaken through the Greater Cambridge Partnership's cycle path improvements.

We are seeking to implement works from August to October 2018.

Consultation information

We would like to know your thoughts on the above proposals. Follow the link below to see a map of proposed enhancements and complete our survey.

Read information and complete survey

Contact

If you have any questions about this consultation, contact Streets and Open Spaces at parks@cambridge.gov.uk or 01223 458532.

Post any correspondence to Streets and Open Spaces, Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH.

Next steps

The consultation responses will be used to design a detailed scheme for implementation in the summer / autumn of 2018.