Planning

Sites in local villages to provide new homes

South Cambridgeshire District Council yesterday announced plans for more new homes in villages. This comes two weeks after its announcement that it is to build new settlements at Bourn Airfield, Waterbeach and West Cambourne. According to the news release, supporting new jobs and sustaining quality of life in villages are at the centre of the […]

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Proposed new village at Bourn Airfield flies in face of local opinion

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 […]

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Plans proposed for Bourn Airfield development, Waterbeach and West Cambourne

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 villages at Waterbeach, Bourn Airfield and Cambourne West. Bourn Airfield Development and West Cambourne are […]

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South Cambridgeshire District unveils more house building plans for consultation

In summer 2012 South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) held the first consultation on its proposals for the Local Development Plan, which will set out how land in South Cambridgeshire is to be developed from now to 2031. SCDC has now unveiled more house building plans which is to be open to public consultation starting on […]

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McDonalds told plans for Caxton Gibbet site not good enough

The Cambridge News reported yesterday (31 July) that Costa Coffee and McDonald’s are set to get permission to replace a Chinese restaurant which was gutted by fire, despite opposition from villagers. The two drive-through restaurants would be built on the site of the Yim Wah House next to the A428 at Caxton Gibbet, which has […]

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