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.

Saving Bourn Windmill

We need your help saving Bourn Windmill from collapse

Bourn Windmill is one of the oldest windmills in England dating from c1635 and is designated as an Ancient Monument. It is special as it is a trestle post mill and one of only 7 surviving in the UK today.

Sadly, the windmill is currently closed to the public and two charities, Cambridge Past, Present & Future (CPPF) and Cambridgeshire ACRE are working together with the windmill volunteers to attempt to save it from collapse and restore it to working order.

We would like to hear the views of people living in Caxton on the windmill via a short online questionnaire so that we can find out the best way to help a wider range of people to enjoy its history and encourage them to visit it once it reopens again. Your views are just as valid even if you have never heard of the windmill or visited it before.

You can find the survey at https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/bourn-windmill-public/. The survey will close on Friday 3 September 2021. All surveys returned by 5pm on this date will be entered into a prize draw for a free guided tour of the windmill for up to 6 people and a delicious afternoon tea.

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.

East-West Rail Proposals

Further information about the upcoming East-West Rail proposals can be found on online. It is expected that consultations on the route options will be published later in 2021.

Caxton Parish Council is not affiliated with any of these groups/organisations, nor do they reflect any political stance. Caxton Parish Council has not formed an opinion on the proposals.

These links are provided for information purposes only.

Notice of Vacancy for a Councillor

Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that due to the resignation of Councillor Sally Bushby 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.