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Monday, 23 March 2015 14:06
Rachel Carr (Police, Community Safety Officer, South Cambridgeshire)


There has been a burglary between 05/04/201506/04/2015  at St Johns Street, Duxford
Intruders forced a rear ground floor window jewellery was stolen.
Did you see anything suspicious?
Crime ref: CF0134130415
Call police 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Kind regards
Rachel Carr
Crime Reduction Officer

Greenacres - The Latest from SCDC Planning PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 March 2015 16:47

The foliowing message was received by Duxford Parish Council this afternoon...

"I thought I should provide you with a quick update regarding the Duxford application.image001

 I have asked the developer to undertake a Transport Assessment on the local roads, which I understand is currently being undertaken and have read the article on the Duxford Parish Council website. I am expecting this document at the end of this week/early next, with several other amended documents. We will be providing the Parish Council and the other local residents who have written in a 14 day consultation period in order to provide comments on the new information.

 I am aiming to take this application to the April committee with a current recommendation of “Approve with conditions, subject that the submitted Transport Assessment demonstrates that the proposal will not have a detrimental impact upon the local road network.” 

 Please note that my recommendation may change between now and April committee, or for the application to be pushed back to May committee.

 If you have any questions or want to discuss this matter further please feel free to call me."

 Yours sincerely

 Andrew Phillips | Senior Planning Officer

South Cambridgeshire Hall | Cambourne Business Park | Cambourne | Cambridge | CB23 6EA

t: 01954 713169 | e: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it | |




Duxford Public Art Award PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 11:29


Aeroplane sculptureGood News!


Duxford Village has been awarded the grand sum of £10262.95 to spend on any public art, or a heritage or other community or

Parish based project!


With this in mind, the Parish Council would really like to hear from all Duxford residents as to how you think money could best be used.


The monies are not limited to one large project, so any smaller ideas are also welcome; ideas so far include changing the telephone box in St.Peter's Street to resemble a tardis, housing books?,  a sculpture of a paper aeroplane made out of carbon fibre on the corner of St John's Street and Hunts Road?, or another lion like the one at the school to stand guard elsewhere in the village?

Maybe there is something more practical that you feel would be included in this catagory - such as ornate safety railings or security gates at the entrance to The Biggin?

We want to hear from you!


All ideas, big and small and from all age groups would be warmly welcomed and considered by the Parish Council.

Please let the Clerk have any suggestions by the end of April 2015 by contacting: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


11th March 2015


Greenacres - The Next Step PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 09:47

Greeacres2 2015I am pleased to report that last night at an extraordinary meeting of Duxford Parish Council we voted unanimously to recommend rejection of the unpopular plan to demolish the dwelling and garage at 8 Greenacres, Duxford and the erection of up to 35 dwellings.

However this is only the first step. A parish council can only make a recommendation. The actual decision lies with the District Council.

My thanks go out to Andrew Phillips who is the SCDC Case Officer handling this application and Paul Mumford who is the SCDC Team Leader for New Communities for attending and giving valuable information on how this application will be handled.

Andrew explained that in spite of Duxford being a Group Village in which developments are limited to eight dwellings and where expansion beyond the Village Envelope should not be permitted, these two factors alone cannot be considered enough for automatic rejection of the scheme. This is because a planning inspector has determined that South Cambridgeshire does not have enough new builds to satisfy the five year plan. We are arguing that this is undemocratic as the two councils were elected under the Representation of the People Act and the planning inspector is unelected, but this is unlikely to have much influence at the moment.

The developers are trying to push this development through before the new regional plan comes into effect. When that happens their window of opportunity will close.

Last night a great number of contradictions and misinformation were found in the documents presented by the developers. The planners took great interest in these and requested that they be reported in detail to them. You will recall this started with incorrect information being published in the first leaflet that Countryside put out in Duxford last year and continued throughout the process. For instance their traffic report states that the development will not adversely affect the traffic situation, but their information was from data gathered in other locations which were suburban or on the outskirts of towns, not country villages. Their documentation states that Duxford school has capacity to cope with an influx of children but this is contrary to what the Board of Governors says and the developers did not consult or even contact the school.

This is the sort of thing we need to convey to the planning department.

The documents submitted by the developers can be found at... 

The application is number S/0276/15/OL and it is dated 2nd Feb. 2015.

You can submit your comments and findings to Andrew Phillips at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  before the 13th March 2015.

My thanks also to Heidi Allen, who also attended last night. Heidi is the Conservative candidate hoping to take over Andrew Lansley's parliamentary seat when he steps down at the forthcoming election. She has spoken out against these 'loop-hole' developments and has promised to support villages like ours if elected. Regardless of your politics what she has to say about these developments is worth reading, as it is making news and spreading the message all over the county. You can find her comments at

Finally a big thank you to everyone who attended the meeting last night or wrote to the parish council, to South Cambs District Council, to Heidi Allen, to Andrew Lansley and to Eric Pickles. The planning officers and Heidi Allen praised the way that everyone behaved and focused on the matter in hand and displayed exceptional solidarity in their comments. Well done all. Duxford can be proud of you.

Now for step two. Please read those documents and make your thoughts known.

John Paulding
Chairman, Duxford Parish Council



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