Lest we Forget Them – One Hundred Years On

So today, another Rememberance Sunday, is  #100years since the guns fell silent after the blood shed of World War I.  All over the country, communities are holding services of remembrance to thank all those who were involved in the conflict in one way or another, and to commemorate the lives of those

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Mayor Palmer now backs the Cambourne to Cambridge Busway

In what is seen as a massive turn around, Mayor James Palmer has now told the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) to “step up and deliver” the Cambourne to Cambridge busway.

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Local Plan Adopted by South Cambridgeshire Councillors

The much awaited South Cambridgeshire Local Plan finally got to be presented to Full Council at its meeting on Thursday 27th September 2018.  This was a date that for me came with very mixed emotions, given the events that led up to that point in time. I had spent considerable time thinking about what I […]

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Villages Getting More Influence over Design of New Developments

Eight South Cambridgeshire villages are getting more of a say in the look and feel of new developments in their communities, as part of a ground-breaking planning initiative.

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Council bids for Government funds to build new affordable homes

If there is one thing that the district is short of, it is homes that are affordable for people to live in.  Therefore, a bid to increase the amount of borrowing  by £17 million is being submitted by South Cambridgeshire District Council to Government to help deliver a further

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2014 Local Plan Found Sound by Planning Inspectors

The BIG news is that the Planning Inspectors examining the 2014 Local Development Plan have given their report and have found that the plan is sound subject to the main modifications. The announcement was made on 3rd September 2018 with publication by South Cambridgeshire District Council of the Inspectors final report and the Appendix that […]

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New South Cambs Lib Dem Leader’s First Speech

The new LibDem Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council delivered her first speech at the first full council meeting of the new municipal year on 23rd May 2018, following the very successful local elections that saw the Libdems wipe out the Tory majority with a

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Is Submission of Planning Application for Bourn Airfield Imminent?

That is the question I had to ask after I and other residents of Highfields Caldecote received a glossy A5 leaflet from Countryside Properties last week, inviting us to view their exhibition on their proposals for the “new village” at Bourn Airfield.  They called it public consultation – I guess it ticks

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South Cambs Main Modifications – My Submission

Firstly I want to thank all of the residents who took time to read my blog posts on the proposed modifications, particular my thoughts and some of the other blog articles about the proposals to build 3,500 houses on Bourn Airfield. The South Cambridgeshire District Council consultation pages were not easy to use, but

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Bourn Airfield Development Consultation on Modifications-My thoughts

Is South Cambridgeshire District Council trying to build Cambourne East by stealth? That is the question that has been on my mind, and voiced by others, since Bourn Airfield was proposed for the development of up to 3,500 houses in the Draft Local Development Plan which is currently undergoing verification by

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