Colchester Cycling Campaign

We are Colchester Cycling Campaign and we want to make it easier for people aged 8 to 80 to ride a bike to work, school, the shops or just to meet friends. We press our councils to provide better infrastructure and conditions for everyday cyclists, with funds coming from public expenditure and companies involved in new developments.

Colchester Cycling Campaign is shaping the future for everyday cycling in Colchester. We want to see Dutch or Danish-quality infrastructure that will encourage more people to ride.

CCC are a little unconventional in that we're a "democracy by participation", so if you want a say, get involved by writing letters, talking to councillors or running a stall.

We were founded in 1990 and our successes include helping to establish the Wivenhoe Trail, putting in two major trails as part of the £4.2m Colchester Cycling Town project, and securing hugely improved bike parking at Colchester railway station.


  • 210408

    Created by Steven Moseley // 1 thread

    Demolition of dilapidated GP surgery building and replacing it with state of the art new medical centre with staff accommodation on first floor, parking, cycle and waste storage and ancillaries.

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  • 210303

    Created by Steven Moseley // 1 thread

    Full planning application for a two-storey temporary school building (640m2) and single-storey admin block (66m2) for Trinity School at Gilberd School as part of Alpha Trust including minor alterations to landscaping + hard standing.

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  • Former ABRO site

    Created by Steven Moseley // 1 thread

    The ABRO site (now called the DSG) forms part of the Defence Estate and was used as a military vehicle repair facility. The site was vacated in about 2019 and has not been used since that time. The Defence Estates have decided to dispose of the site as it is no longer required for military purposes.

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  • Planning consultation: ESNEFT Elective Orthopaedic Centre

    Created by Steven Moseley // 1 thread

    East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) are preparing two planning  applications for a proposed Elective Orthopaedic Centre and Northern Approach Road access at Colchester Hospital, Turner Road, Colchester. The public is invited to comment on the development proposals in a consultation between 1 March and 12 March 2021.

    The detailed elements of the works involved with the Elective Orthopaedic Centre comprise:

    • Demolition of the Mary Barron building, Cardiac Catheterisation Unit and administrative block, part‐demolition of the Elmstead Day Unit (Endoscopy Unit only) and removal of staff car park F
    • Erection of a three‐storey building and roof top plant to serve as an Elective Orthopaedic Centre, that will comprise up to eight theatres and 75 beds
    • Creation of a new loop road to allow for ambulance bays and a patient drop-off area
    • Creation of a new pedestrian footway
    • Soft landscaping and ancillary works.

    The detailed elements of the works involved with the Northern Approach Road access comprise:

    • Creation of a new vehicular, cycle and pedestrian access point into Colchester Hospital via Northern Approach to the west
    • Inclusion of a new signal‐controlled junction to facilitate the access
    • Creation of a bus gate at the existing junction with Turner Road
    • Amendments to the entry and exit arrangement for the main visitor car park to allow access from the south via Turner Road and Northern Approach, and an exit to the north via Turner Road only
    • Removal and re‐provision of landscaping to the north and south of the proposed access point, to allow for the widening of Northern Approach to enable vehicles to enter and exit the site and provide for adequate visibility splays.

    The new Northern Approach Road access point is proposed to be located to the south‐western corner of the site, and will create a clearer, more legible and direct access for staff, patients and visitors from the strategic network in line with other local hospitals in Essex, and will provide improved highway safety and environmental benefits to residents residing along Turner Road, as well as encouraging improved sustainable travel behaviours.

    More information on the plans can be downloaded here

    Your views are very important to help us develop our proposals. Please use the SurveyMonkey comments form here, or alternatively email your response direct to Sam Hazell

    The consultation period will run from Monday 1 March 2021 until 5.00pm on Friday 12 March 2021.

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  • Bartholomew Court Bus Gate

    Created by Steven Moseley // 1 thread

    "When Colchester council approved the plan, in about 2007, it insisted that all private motor traffic enter and leave the estate via an access on to the A134 (Cordelia Drive), near to the A12 but at the farthest point from the town centre. ...

    A year ago, the developers, Mersea Homes and Countryside, decided they didn't like this arrangement and applied to scrap the bus gate. They hedged their bets and also asked to move the bus gate into their estate, giving 160 homes access to Mile End Road. 

    Colchester council rejected the scrapping of the bus gate but granted a temporary access for five years to be covered by a legal agreement. 

    The developers decided to go to appeal." (blog)

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  • Middlewick

    Created by Steven Moseley // 0 threads

    The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is investing in new military firing range capabilities for Colchester Garrison which will release Middlewick Ranges for disposal. This presents an opportunity for the site to contribute towards Colchester’s need for new housing, and the land has been identified in the draft Colchester Local Plan as being suitable for up to 1,000 new homes and supporting local infrastructure.

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