Plans For 2,350 Homes In Cambourne

Plans have been unveiled for around 2,350 homes to the west of Cambourne.

The proposed site extends from the tree belt to the west of Lower Cambourne to the A1198, and from the A428 in the north to the Caxton Bypass in the south.

The proposals put forward by McA Developments (Taylor Wimpey and Bovis) also include:
-    Two primary schools and a second secondary school
-    Sports pitches and play areas
-    Shops and community space
-    Offices and light industrial employment areas
-    Public open space
-    Surface water drainage and landscaping
-    Segregated cycle and pedestrian routes
-    Alterations to an existing access off the A1198 and the redesign of the Caxton bypass and Cambourne Road roundabouts.

The site is mainly within the parish of Caxton.

A smaller site for approximately 1,200 homes is identified in South Cambridgeshire District Council's draft Local Plan. The site identified by the Council includes land within the existing Business Park. MCA have made objections to the Local Plan seeking their larger site to be included. The draft Local Plan is being considered by an independent inspector with an expected outcome sometime later this year.

A smaller site for approximately 1,200 homes is identified in South Cambridgeshire District Council's draft Local Plan. The site identified by the Council includes land within the existing Business Park. The draft Local Plan is being considered by an inspector with an expected outcome sometime later this year.

Events are being held to help people have their say on:
Thursday 29 January: Caxton Village Hall, 5pm - 8pm
Friday 30 January:  The Hub, High Street, Cambourne, 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 31 January: The Hub, High Street, Cambourne, 10am - 1pm.

You can also have your say by visiting www.scambs.gov.uk/content/cambourne or by viewing plans in the Council's offices on Cambourne Business Park. The consultation closes on Friday 20 February

As part of the consultation local parish councils are being contracted, highways and environmental bodies contacted and letters are being sent to residents in Cambourne and Caxton.

Cllr Robert Turner, South Cambridgeshire District Council's cabinet member for planning, said: "In our draft Local Plan, which is currently being independently assessed,  we have already identified this location as a good place for development, but the proposals put forward are on a larger scale than we envisage. Our job is to now assess these on their merits and look at the case the developers have put forward. Please make sure you take this opportunity to see what has been put forward and have your say."

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