The council has launched a licensing policy consultation, which will include a review of the Mill Road cumulative impact zone (and other CIZs). The Council’s website states that “We need to keep these policies under review to assess whether they are needed any longer or whether they need expanding”.
The CIZ is part of the framework which governs alcohol licensing applications in the area, and aims to control the alcohol-related issues on Mill Road. Tesco’s application was recently refused, and applications from other retailers would undoubtedly face similar opposition given the presence of the CIZ at present.
If you want to comment, all the relevant information is on the City Council’s website.
The deadline for comments is 5 September 2010.
Responses must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH.