Cambourne High Street Development

Time to get our market square built: Cambourne's Lib Dems petition council leaders

For twenty years Cambourne residents have been waiting for our High Street to be built.

After numerous false starts and failed plans during the era of Conservative control up to 2018, Lib Dem controlled South Cambs District Council will soon have the chance to approve plans to build a development of shops, homes (including 40% social housing), and public space. Both the district and town councils have held out for the highest possible quality of design for this key piece of the jigsaw of our town.

The plans were agreed by the town council's planning committee recently and will now go to the district council's independent planning committee. Cambourne campaigner Stephen Drew said; "We have waited too long for our High Street to be completed. Now it is time to ensure we get the Post Office and market square that Cambourne deserves."

To ensure that the development delivers our town's long awaited market square, Cambourne's Liberal Democrat campaigners have launched a residents' petition which will be presented to council leader, Councillor Bridget Smith, and planning lead, Councillor Tumi Hawkins.

We call upon the planning authority to require the developers to create a public space in their plans which will come under the control of the community and be available for regular markets and public gatherings. This will support the trade of shops on the High Street as well as provide space for our community to come together.

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