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Plans for new moorings on River Cam but fees could be increased

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People living on boats in Cambridge say they're facing a double whammy of less mooring spaces and increased fees from the city council.

There are currently around 70 moorings along the River Cam but that number is set to be reduced. At the same time some owners face having to pay several hundred pounds a year more for their places.

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However Cambridge City council says some of the current moorings aren't safe to use.

Now if councillors approve the proposals, which have come in response to feedback from a public consultation, up to seven new permanent moorings could be developed at Riverside.

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We've been able to come to a compromise and we've been able to allow for seven boats to be moored in an area which is safe for them to get in and out of the boats. The problem was we were concerned that we have a duty of care for people and they were climbing over very high railings to get in and out of boats.

– Richard Robertson, Cambridge City Council