Welcome to the Caldecote ward page. Caldecote ward covers the parishes of Bourn, Caldecote, Childerley, Kingston, Little Gransden and Longstowe.
Tumi Hawkins (District Councillor)
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Draft Bourn Airfield SPD (Supplementary Planning Document)
The first draft of the Bourn Airfield new village SPD was discussed at Scrutiny Committee on 21st May 2019. The document was prepared by ARUP consultants in conjunction with planning policy officers, and the information gathered at the stakeholder workshops attended by village and parish council representatives from Bourn, Caldecote and Cambourne. It provides further guidance on the masterplan for the new village and how it should be built out. The site developers can then use this to prepare their detailed plans for the site.
I attended the meeting to lay out a number of concerns the communities of Bourn and Highfields Caldecote had about some of the content of the SPD.
The discussion focused on transport infrastructure - concern about the potential level of traffic and the call from local communities for a direct access road to the A428. There was also spirited discussion of the proposed landscaping to provide a buffer between the new village and Highfields Caldecote, with the buffer to include a 40-metre woodland belt inside the new village boundary. Other points discussed include the location of the village centre, schools and how the proposed Cambourne to Cambridge busway fits.
The committee made several recommendations to improve the SPD, which is out for public consultation from 17th June to 29th July - you can have your say now. Please be sure to get involved in this important local development.
A428 public consultation now open
The public consultation on the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbett improvements has started and will run till 28th July 2019. You can read all the relevant information on the Highways England project page.
There you can also watch the 'fly-through' videos (including a Minecraft fly-through for Minecraft aficionados) showing the new route and the junctions, and how traffic is expected to flow through them. It's fascinating!
You can also complete the online survey on the page or download a copy of the response form to post back to HE.
Please get involved and have your say in this new and important road upgrade. If nothing else, watch the fly-through video!
Linden Homes' revised application for reserved matters is now out for public consultation (ref TS/4619/18/RM ).There are a number of issues that are still of concern and the parish council is considering its response.
It was a pleasure to attend for the first time the Longstowe Village Fete on 9th June. I met a number of new faces and had some good chats. The cider was really good, and I did get myself a very lovely painting which brightens up my day each time I look at it. Thank you all for your warm welcome. The weather held too.
I am looking forward to attending summer events in the rest of the ward over the next two months.
Liberal Democrats run local campaigns across the District. We all support each other to do this, pooling our knowledge and efforts. You can view our campaigns on the campaigns page of this website.
Campaigns which are particularly relevant to us here in Caldecote are highlighted below.