Notice of Parish Council meeting

Belinda Irons, Clerk to Stapleford Parish Council, 14 Crawley End, Chrishall Nr. Royston, Herts. SG8 8QL Tel: 07840 668048;

I hereby give notice of the forthcoming Parish Council Meeting to be held:




TIME: 7.30pm
The Public and Press are cordially invited to attend.

Signed Belinda Irons
Dated 6th NOVEMBER 2020

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 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:

The consultation will close on 29 November 2020.

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




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,

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