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07/20/2017 - 11:32

Not all housing is the traditional "bricks and mortar" we tend to think of. There are lots of less permanent housing types, including houseboats, park homes and caravans.

Across our local area, a number of individuals and families live in "non traditional" accommodation.

This story brings together some brief data and identifies links to find out more about the types, scale and occupation of "non-traditional" housing in our area.

01/18/2017 - 15:08

“Data is the new oil…” is a phrase often used by those in the industry to describe the vast, valuable and extremely powerful resource available to us. We generate an astronomical amount of data, in fact 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone according to IBM.

12/08/2016 - 15:11

Forecasting pupil rolls can be tricky business but getting it right can be sweet.

10/14/2016 - 17:50

It has been estimated that there were 257 deaths attributable to particulate air pollution in Cambridgeshire in 2010 and that over 5% of Cambridgeshire’s population mortality is attributed to air pollution (based on ambient levels of PM2.5). The percentage in Cambridge is 5.8% which equates to 47 deaths attributable to air pollution (

10/06/2016 - 15:00

What is Hate Crime? A hate crime is one which is “committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation” (1). It covers a wide range of crime types including assault, harassment, and inciting others to commit hate crimes. Following the EU referendum on 23rd June, the Police experienced a 57% increase in national reporting of hate crime to their online reporting site between 23rd and 26th June compared to the same time 4 weeks before (2).

Student housing: how accessible are key services from student developments?

Student housing is provided, based on the local demand and availability. This report is looking at the current or new developments of student housing across Cambridgeshire based on the planning applications received between 2002 and 2014. This accommodation is anticipated to meet the requirements of national and international students. Based on the applications received, the student accommodations are mainly concentrated in Cambridge City.

What data has the “Accessibility of services to student housing provision” used?

This report has used data from the annual monitoring survey 2014 carried out by Cambridgeshire County Council. Student housing planning permission1 completions and commitments between 1st April 2002 and 31st March 2014 were extracted from business data and analysed in relation to key services. Key services included retail shops, doctors, outpatient hospitals, A&E hospitals, bus stops and nearest employment areas. The map is a thematic (colour-coded) map using student accommodation data for all categories2, by ward from Census 2011.

The location of student accommodations in Cambridgeshire is tracked for nearby essential services. The time taken to reach the nearest essential services using public transport was measured using tracking software (Visography-TRACC) and results are as follows:

Time to:

Bus stop: 60% of the student houses are within a two minute walking distance of their nearest bus stop; and 30% are within two to five minutes of their nearest bus stop. The average time taken to walk to the nearest bus stop from a student house is 2.1 minutes.

GP: 90% of the student houses are within ten minutes of a doctors using public transport. Only 3% take 15-20 minutes to reach their nearest doctor using public transport. The average time is five minutes.

Retail: 63% of the student households are within ten minutes of a retail shop using public transport. Only 9% are within 15 or more minutes from a retail shop. The average time taken to reach a retail shop via public transport is 9.4 minutes.

Outpatient hospitals: 17% of the student houses are within ten minutes of an outpatient’s hospital using public transport. For 31%, it takes over 20 minutes to reach an outpatients hospital. The average time taken is 16.4 minutes.

Accident and Emergency (A&E) Hospitals: 17% of the student houses are within ten minutes of an A&E hospital using public transport. For 33%, the time taken could be 20 or more minutes to reach an A&E hospital. The average time taken is 17.5 minutes.

Employment Areas: 97% of the student houses are within ten minutes of their nearest employment area using public transport. Only 3% needs 15-40 minutes to reach their nearest employment area. The average time taken is 5.3 minutes.

For further information, contact: Vandana Manocha or Heather Doidge – Planning Support Officers Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP Tel: 01223 699941, 01223 715684 Email:,

  1. Planning permissions with use class as C1 or SuiG, given by the government

  2. Census 2011: Student accommodation: All categories: Full-time students and economic activity; Age 16 and over.