Cambridge South Train Station public consultation

Cambridge South station
We first spoke to you about our proposals for a new station south of Cambridge in January 2020 as part of the first round of public consultation. Since then, we have engaged with businesses and stakeholders and taken on board consultation feedback that has helped us to select a location for the new station.

All the feedback has informed the selection of a location closest to Addenbrooke’s Bridge which carries the Guided Busway as our preferred station site (known as the northern option in the first round of consultation).

The northern option was favoured by the majority of stakeholders and connects most directly into the heart of the established Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The new station will improve connectivity across Cambridgeshire and provide more sustainable travel options for patients, visitors and employees when travelling to and from the Biomedical Campus. Improving connectivity to the rail network will support growth by improving access to a growing area of high-quality employment and give people travelling to/from South Cambridgeshire and beyond greater choice of where they can travel to/from.
Your feedback is critical
We are extremely proud of what has been achieved since the location was selected and want to share these developments with you.

From Monday 19 October, we will begin our second round of consultation on our proposals to provide the new station and the necessary enhancements to maintain performance of train services for passengers.

Although we are unable to hold public exhibition events at the moment, we have been working hard to put in place ways for you to contact the project team and provide us with your feedback.

From 19 October when you visit www.networkrail.co.uk/cambridge-south-station you will find a link to our dedicated consultation webpage where you can find details of timings and dates for our dedicated consultation hotline and online live chat facility, as well as our consultation booklet, Frequently Asked Questions, Stakeholder Information Pack and numerous proposed drawings.

Have your say
For more information about the proposals and details on how to take part in the consultation, please visit our project webpage: www.networkrail.co.uk/cambridge-south-station/

The consultation will close on 29 November 2020.

Greater Cambridge Partnership: Local Plans and Call for Sites Public Webinars

NOTICE FROM

GREATER CAMBRIDGE PARTNERSHIP

REGARDING THE LOCAL PLAN AND CALL FOR SITES

We have now published the responses we received to the Greater Cambridge Local Plan First Conversation consultation in early 2020 (including the Call for Sites and Call for Green Sites), and the 2019 Call for Sites. The responses can be viewed on our website, www.greatercambridgeplanning.org/localplan.

What does this mean?

We are publishing all the comments and sites we have received, so you can see the full results of the consultation in the interests of transparency. We are publishing all the sites submitted to us and, as would be expected, this adds up to far more land than we will need for new development. The suggested development sites and green sites we have received have no planning status at this stage, and the Councils have not made any judgement about which sites may be appropriate for development in the future.

We will now be developing the spatial strategy for the Plan, taking into account the comments received in the consultation about the big themes and vision for the area. Sites will only be selected if they fit with the wider aims of the Plan and are shown to be sustainable. Far more land has been suggested by landowners than will be needed for new development, and sites will be rigorously tested for their suitability.  The Councils’ suggested spatial approach and preferred sites will be put forward for full public consultation next year.

We will be holding some webinars to answer any questions you have about the information we are publishing.

Public webinars:

  • Monday 21 September, 12-1pm via Zoom.

Q&A – join the online Zoom webinar event

Passcode 221515

  • Tuesday 22 September, 12-1pm via Zoom.

Q&A – join the online Zoom webinar event

Passcode 739543

Pavilion Open Again For Bookings

Stapleford Jubilee Pavilion will be available for hire from 1 September 2020.

Bookers are asked to abide by the ‘Special Conditions of Hire during COVID-19’ as well as the Pavilions ordinary Terms & Conditions of hire, and to abide by the Parish Council’s Covid-19 Risk Assessment. Regular bookers are asked to provide their own Covid-19 Risk Assessment.

To make a booking please contact the Assistant Parish Clerk on assistant.clerk@staplefordparishcouncil.gov.uk

All documents required can be found using these links:

SPC Covid Risk Assessment

Special Conditions of Hire during Covid

Pavilion Booking T&C

Pavilion Booking During Covid

Pavilion Block Booking During Covid

Safety in Neighbours Burglary Campaign

The idea
Life’s safer when you know your neighbours. With more people looking out for unusual behaviour on your street, burglaries can be prevented.

The design
It features our iconic black and yellow brand colours, but with a modern, animated twist to grab attention and stand out on social media.

The audience
We’ll target the most high-risk areas of England and Wales – but we need you to help us reach people everywhere. Our campaign is designed to appeal to a younger audience of 20 – 50 year olds.

The outcome
We’ll provide a pack of assets for you to share with members. It includes info on the WIDE combination of security measures,  which reduces the risk of burglary by nearly 50 times more than no security prevention measures, a prevention checklist, local crime map, and how to become a member.

The campaign 
We’ll promote it on Neighbourhood Watch’s main Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels for 3 weeks from 27th July. Please help us by sharing on your local channels and do let us know about any local press you are able to generate.

Find out more here…

•    Visit our campaign page
•    Watch our campaign video