Permission was granted something like eighteen months ago for the redevelopment of the Cambridge Hotel. Nothing much has happened on the site since, and it’s been tempting to wonder whether the idea of redevelopment has been abandoned or whether there’s been a change in the proposed scheme.
However, neither of these possibilities seems to have happened. Very recently a further application was submitted, seeking confirmation that a couple of environmental conditions associated with the planning approval had been met. The council promptly confirmed that the this was the case. So, happily, the wheels seem to be grinding on.
(If you can’t remember the details immediately, the scheme is for the “Erection of a three storey building containing 21 flats (7 studios, 7 one beds and 7 two beds), including conversion of Cambridge Hotel building with its ground floor as a flexible Class A1 (Retail), A3 (Restaurant/Cafe) or Class A4 (Public House) Use and demolition of two storey/single storey part of hotel building and attached nightclub with parking, bin and cycle storage.“)