GCP Local Plan – Cambourne Drop in event 18 Nov

As you know, Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council are working together to create a joint Local Plan for their combined districts – the Greater Cambridge Local Plan.

Public consultation on the First Proposals for the Plan is now open and will run until 5pm on 13 December 2021. We encourage all our communities, stakeholders, statutory consultees, and anyone with an interest in the future of Greater Cambridge, to respond.

Please visit our Local Plan webpage to find out how to explore the proposals and how to comment. Paper copies of the First Proposals can also be consulted at some Council offices and libraries around the area – please refer to the attached Public Notice. We are holding a number of online and in-person events during the consultation period, where planning officers will be available to answer questions. These include:

  • 4 November, 12-1pm: Online event: About the plan and how to comment. Join via Zoom, passcode 164536.
  • 10 November, 12-1pm: Online event: Explore the numbers for jobs and homes. Join via Zoom, passcode 466746.
  • 10 November, 6-8pm: Cambridge East Community Forum
  • 11 November, 12-1pm: Online event: Explore the sites and spatial strategy. Join via Zoom, passcode 390946.
  • 11 November, 4-7pm: In-person drop-in event: Clay Farm community centre
  • 13 November, 10am-1pm: In-person drop-in event: Melbourn Hub
  • 17 November, 12-1pm: Online event: Climate change and water. Join via Zoom, passcode 643381.
  • 17 November, 6pm: North West and West Cambridge Community Forum
  • 18 November, 4.30-7.30pm: In-person drop-in event: Cambourne Hub
  • 18 November, 6.30pm: North Area Committee
  • 19 November, 10am-12pm: Abbey People community coffee morning, Barnwell Hub
  • 20 November, 10am-12pm: In-person drop-in event: Barnwell Hub
  • 24 November, 12-1pm: Online event: Biodiversity and green spaces. Join via Zoom, passcode 482734.
  • 25 November, 12-1pm: Online event: North East Cambridge: the Area Action Plan and the Local Plan. Join via Zoom, passcode 400405
  • 25 November, 3-7pm: In-person drop-in event: Arbury Community Centre
  • 25 November, 6.30pm: West Central Area Committee
  • 27 November, 9am-12pm: In-person drop-in event: Great Shelford Farmers Market
  • 29 November, 7pm: South Area Committee
  • 2 December, 6.30pm: East Area Committee

In addition, if you are a Parish Council or Residents Association, the Local Plan team will be attending the quarterly Forum meetings for which you will already have the details. These Forums are not open to the public.

Please comment using our online consultation tools, if at all possible. If you have difficulty commenting online, please contact us on 01954 713694 or localplan@greatercambridgeplanning.org and we will let you know the best way to comment using other methods.

Comments received during the consultation period will be fully considered and will inform the ongoing preparation of the plan. All comments received during the consultation period will be published. Please refer to our privacy notice for further details, which can be found on our website.

If you have any questions about the consultation, please consider attending our first webinar, or watching it back after the event. If you still have queries, please contact us using the details above.

Best wishes,

Greater Cambridge Local Plan team

Greater Cambridge Local Plan – First Proposals Public Consultation

Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council are working together to create a joint Local Plan for their combined districts – which we are referring to as Greater Cambridge.


The Councils are inviting comments, via public consultation, on the Greater Cambridge Local Plan First Proposals (Regulation 18: Preferred Options 2021). The Councils are also consulting on the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal (incorporating the requirements of Strategic Environmental Assessment) and Habitats Directive Assessment. This is part of the Regulation 18 Consultation under the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

The consultation documents can be viewed:
• on the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service website www.greatercambridgeplanning.org/localplan
• by appointment at Cambridge City Council’s Customer Service Centre: Mandela House, 4 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1BY (phone 01223 457000);
• by appointment at South Cambridgeshire District Council Reception: South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6EA (phone 01954 713000);
• at Cambridge Central Library (7 Lion Yard Cambridge CB2 3QD) and Cambourne Library (Sackville House, Sackville Way, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6HD) during normal opening hours.

Hard copies may be obtained at a charge by contacting the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service using the contact details below. If you need assistance to view the documents, or wish to discuss the consultation, please contact us using the details below.


The Councils are also holding a number of online and in-person events during the consultation period, where planning officers will be available to answer questions. These may be subject to change in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please consult our website for full event details.

How to make comments
You are encouraged to comment online – full details are available on our website at www.greatercambridgeplanning.org/localplan
If you have difficulty commenting online, please contact the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Policy Team on 01954 713694 or email us at localplan@greatercambridgeplanning.org


Alternatively, you can make comments in writing using response forms available on the Councils’ websites or on request. Completed response forms should be emailed to localplan@greatercambridgeplanning.org
or posted to: Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service, Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge, CB1 0JH


Comments can be made on these documents between 9am on Monday 1 November and 5pm on Monday 13 December 2021.


All comments received during the consultation period will be published. Please refer to our privacy notice for further details, which can be found on our website.

Notice of vacancy for a Councillor 23/03/21

Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that Councillor Sally Bushby’s seat has fallen vacant therefore there is a vacancy on the Caxton Parish Council.

If, within 14 statutory days after the date of this notice, a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to;
The Returning Officer
South Cambridgeshire Hall
6010 Cambourne Business Park
Cambourne
Cambridgeshire
CB23 6EA

by ten electors of the Parish an election will be held. If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.
If any member of the Parish would like to be considered for co-option please contact the Parish Clerk.

14/05/2020 Parish Council Meeting

I hereby give notice that, as previously arranged, the Meeting of the Parish Council will be held remotely due to the current pandemic on Thursday 14 May 2020 at 7.45 pm

To join the Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/91608210292
Meeting ID: 916 0821 0292

Or dial by your location (charges apply)
+44 330 088 5830
+44 131 460 1196

The Public and Press and County and District Councillors are invited to be present and Members of the Parish are welcome to attend and may speak under the Open Public Session item and make representation to the Council on items on the agenda during this section of the meeting

Remote Meeting Protocol

Due to the coronavirus pandemic it is not possible for the Parish Council to meet as it normally would. To enable the Council to conduct its business legislation (below) has been introduced which allow the Parish Council to hold meetings online.

The Parish Council will be holding its meetings using Zoom.

Free software (availiable for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android), and will allow the public (up to 100 participants) to view the meeting live.  You can also attend the meeting by telephone (details here)

You are encouraged to familiarise yourself with the software before the meeting as we will not be able to provide technical support during the meeting. You could  contact a friend or relative to test your camera, microphone and speakers work  correctly.

Please note that the meetings may be recorded and made availiable online.

Parish Councillors must be able to be heard and seen, the public only need to be able to be heard and seen (if possible) if they wish to participate during the public session at the start of the meeting. The public’s microphones and video will be turned off for the remainder of the meeting.

If you would like to speak during the public session please contact  the clerk at least 24 hours before the meeting. If possible a written copy of your statment would be helpful.

Coronavius Act 2020

The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020