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Consultation on proposed Parker's Piece grass edge reinforcement

Consultation runs from 19 January 2018, 2:55pm to 16 February 2018, 11:59pm

Introduction and background

Cambridge City Council, using S106 funding, plan to reinforce the 1 metre wide grass edges of the footpaths on Parker's Piece, where issues of ground churn (mud) have been identified.

The reinforcement implementation method is proposed to be via plastic geo-cells, set on a suitable sub-base, wrapped in geotextile and covered with turf and/or grass seed.

The construction is designed to be porous, with the foundation being able to store excess water thereby reducing puddles and muddy areas that are currently forming on the path edges.

This should improve the grass edges for pedestrian and cycles without losing the grass covering.

The proposed improvement sections are the paths running from the centre of the open space around Reality Checkpoint to the University Arms Hotel, and to the kiosk/toilets adjacent to Gonville Place. 

The majority of the reinforcements will be 1 metre wide. At the access near the kiosk/toilet, this width will be increased due to the high volume of traffic in the area and historical damage.

Consultation information

This notification informs local residents and stakeholders of the potential development, and gives them the opportunity to comment on the proposals, or to let us know if there are any issues that we haven't considered with the current design.

Additionally, it will provide evidence that the preferred option/design is appropriate or requires further consideration.

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If you have any questions about this consultation, contact Development Unit at or 01223 458509.

Post any correspondence to Development Unit, Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH.

Next steps

Results of this notification will inform the design and project implementation.

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