South Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire County Council missed opportunity to solve problem at traffic congestion hot spot

When a good opportunity presents itself to solve a long standing problem, as tax payers we would expect our councils to take the opportunity and alleviate the suffering that the problem is causing. But that does not seem to be the case with Cambridgeshire County Council and the problem of the A1303 Madingley Road between […]

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Bedroom tax forcing social housing tenants into rent arrears, debt and potential eviction

The much talked about and hated bedroom tax has hit the headlines yet again. This time, the claim is that the bedroom tax has resulted in more than 50,000 people falling behind with their rent, leaving them facing eviction from their homes.   This figure was revealed by the campaign group False Economy, after it […]

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Bedroom tax policy adopted by Housing Portfolio holder

From April 2013 Welfare Reform changes have taken place which means Housing Benefit is potentially reduced for households deemed to be under-occupying a property. This is the so-called “bedroom tax” that has been much talked about.   There is no definition of a minimum bedroom size set out in legislation. The Department of Work and […]

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Council releases new SHLAA assesment with revised data for Bourn Airfield Development

Two weeks ago, South Cambridgeshire District Council announced it was extending the consultation period for the new draft Local Development Plan by two week and would provide some revised housing data information, intended to rectify an omission. The StopBAD campaign had its first victory in its fight to stop the Bourn Airfield Development by highlighting […]

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Communities secretary Eric Pickles criticizes Cambridge as too anti-car

It is rare that I agree with sentiments expressed by a government minister, and this is one of them, especially in the ongoing context of the transport plans for Bourn Airfield Development as contained in the draft county council transport strategy document.   Cabinet minister and Communities secretary Eric Pickles lashed out at Cambridge city’s […]

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