The most frequently asked question by residents of Caldecote following the announcement of the proposal to build up to 3500 homes on Bourn Airfield is “why was the site chosen?”
It is a valid question considering that the summer 2012 South Cambridgeshire Issues and Options consultation document Chapter 5 listed two pros and three cons for the selection of Bourn Airfield for development.
Although it is relatively close to Cambridge and is considered a brown field site, if Bourn Airfield new village is built, it would result in a ribbon of development along the A428, which currently has poor transport links, and the site may not be big enough to sustain a secondary school. Read More…
The news today that South Cambridgeshire District Council has agreed growth plans jointly with Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridge City council was welcome. However, what is less welcome and certainly very concerning is the proposal to build three new new village settlements at Waterbeach, Bourn Airfield and Cambourne West.
Bourn Airfield and West Cambourne are along the A428 west of Cambridge which currently has poor transport links, and the proposal has the potential to create one long concrete jungle from Hardwick to the Caxton Gibbet roundabout. Read More…
South Cambridgeshire District Council is helping gardeners to get their gardens in order for this summer by giving away free compost this Thursday (9 May) at Morrisons supermarket car park in Cambourne from 10am to 3pm.
The Council has a skip of free soil conditioner made from the composted contents of green bins to give away courtesy of AmeyCespa. SCDC did say that gardeners can bring their own bags and be willing to shovel, although help will be on hand if needed.
The compost will be given away on a first come, first served basis so come early to make sure you don’t miss out. There will also be free advice on how to make your own compost to keep your garden green and beautiful.
Cllr Sue Ellington, South Cambridgeshire District Council lead councillor for recycling, said: “This is always a popular giveaway and we’re looking forward to seeing lots of keen gardeners coming along to take away some South Cambs compost, and hopefully be inspired to set up their own composting at home. It’s easy to do and great for the environment and your garden.”
I went to Morrisons just after 12 noon, today and came away with a load of compost for me and some of the residents of Caldecote. The service given by the Recycling advisor Julian and his colleagues was excellent.
A short ceremony took place outside South Cambridgeshire District Council’s business park offices to mark the occasion where the Council’s Chairman and Vice Chairman asked people to take a moment to reflect on the place we live.
The ceremony was well attended in particular by Members as the third workshop on the new Local Development Plan was taking place that morning, and the Planning Portfolio holder had allowed a short break at the request of some members, including me. Read More…
After my previous post on how the rollout of BT Infinity to Caldecote ground to a halt, I am pleased to be able to say that planned but massively delayed rollout is now on the move again. Hurrah!
BT released more fibre capacity in the village during the week beginning 8th April 2013, and during that week, continued to release capacity on different streets in the village, not in any order. It would seem that potentially half the village is now able to order superfast broadband.
So, what’s the real story? Read More…