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Fracking in Duxford? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 16:26

Hydraulic-FrackingBarnettShaleDrilling-e1320158260740Mick Martin, our chairman of Planning and District Councillor recently had a letter from a concerned resident asking about rumoured fracking in the Duxford area. His response is as follows...
"You are correct that Duxford is part of a large area that is included in the Government's next phase of fracking licences, to date no licence has been issued.

There are a number of issues that would discourage any prospecting company from applying to drill in or around Duxford:
1. There is a gas pumping station and gas pipeline adjacent to the village.
2. There is a chemical plant which carries a government hazard assessment that requires strict safety precautions and regular tests of resilience.
3. There is an adjacent and critical water aquifer which must be protected.
4. The current price of crude oil makes fracking economically unviable.

That said, the approval process requires the purchase of a licence, planning approval from the County Council (the County cannot approve this without agreement from the Environment Agency, who are charged with protecting the issues raised in 1 to 3 above.)
The Parish Council would be a stakeholder in the planning process and our County Councillor attends Parish Council meetings and is aware of our views.
I hope this puts your mind at rest a little."

Mick Martin
Chair of Planning
Duxford PC
Our New Parish Clerk PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 29 December 2014 09:39

JoanneD-SOur new parish clerk officially takes up her role on January 1st, after twelve years of dutiful service by Mike Parker - a huge thank you to Mike, and have a happy retirement!

Our new clerk is Joanne Depradines-Smith and this is what she has to say about herself...

"I was born and raised in Cambridgeshire and I am one of two generations living in Duxford.  Prior to becoming the Duxford Parish Council Clerk I enjoyed a banking career in London, and since moving to Duxford in 2012, I have been involved with fundraising for Duxford Playgroup and remain actively involved with Duxplay and the Duxford School PTA.  One of my favourite things to do is to take a walk around Duxford village, in all weathers, meeting fellow Duxfordians along the way."

Joanne intends to hit the ground running and has already set up the e-mail address  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   but please give her a few days to sort her new office out before bombarding her with e-mails.

One of the criticisms leveled against the Parish Council of late has been the tardiness of updating the village website. This is mainly due to the fact that our webmaster - Stuart Bond - is usually working abroad, but now it is hoped that as soon as Joanne has completed her training she will be able to take on this task.

I trust you will all join with me in wishing Joanne all the best in her new job and be considerate while she gets to grips with the ways and folk of Duxford.

Chairman John

Greenacres - A letter from Eric Pickles! PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 11:44

Letter-PicklesRe; The proposed development at Greenacres...


In response to a letter I sent to our MP, the Rt Hon. Andrew Lansley, some months ago, I have today received a reply with a letter from the Rt Hon. Eric Pickles MP, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. It makes interesting reading.

Click here to open the letter as a PDF.

John Paulding

Chairman, Duxford Parish Council.


Greenacres - Spot the Difference PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 16:53

No doubt by now most Duxford residents will have received an invitation through the post about the 'Consutation Event' organised by Countryside - the prospective developers of the land to the north of Greenacres.


The event is to take place between 5.00pm and 7.30pm at Duxford Primary School, although this wil make it difficult for those who work outside Duxford to attend.


The developers say they want to know your thoughts on the proposed development, so here's a question...

Have you spotted the difference between Countryside's first leaflet and this current one?

Here a pictorial clue......


 spot the difference

I wonder where the dead-end road on the recent graphic will utimately lead to?




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