Sustainability

SCDC Draft Local Plan Voted Through By Small Margin

At the full council meeting held on Thursday 13th March 2014, councillors at South Cambridgeshire District Council voted by a small majority to accept the proposed draft local development plan and send it off to the Planning Inspector for examination. 27 councillors voted for, 21 against and 5 abstained. In short, 26 of the

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The Tory Deal That Signals Disaster For Rural Communities near Northstowe

  “Multi-million pound deal struck to provide community facilities at Northstowe” This is the spin that South Cambridgeshire District Council put on the recent agreement to let developers off with a bonus of £30 million! According to the press release, a report presented to the Northstowe Joint Development Control Committee today (Wednesday 29 January) outlines […]

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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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BT abandons Race to Infinity Winners

As many people know, Madingley exchange which serves the villages of Caldecote, Childerley, Hardwick, Coton and Madingley was one of 10 exchanges that won the BT Race to Infinity. The prize was the upgrade of those exchanges to provide superfast broadband to the communities they served.   Needless to say, the prize still seems to […]

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Council extends local plan consultation by two weeks

  The current South Cambridgeshire Local Plan consultation is being extended by two weeks. This final consultation was originally due to close on Monday 30 September but this is being extended to 5pm on Monday 14 October 2013.   The news release from the council earlier this afternoon says that “Council bosses took the decision […]

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