Concept planning proposal from Gonville and Caius: Duxford Parish Council would like to thank all residents who attended the 13th June DPC meeting, at which representatives from Gonville & Caius shared a draft proposal of possible development on their lands surrounding Duxford Village. These included commercial (aviation linked) commercial premises along the A505 (Duxford side), and extensive residential development – up to 800 new houses – to the north and west of Duxford Village.
This was in response to the “Call for Sites” for the next iteration of the SCDC Local Plan (being created in conjunction with the City Council). Gonville &Caius land would have to be selected by SCDC as a suitable site for development in the new local plan, however, current local plan favours discrete large developments, like Cambourne West, Northstowe and Waterbeach, rather than lots of small developments. Large as it may seem this is a small development in comparison to those three.
It was made clear in June that a planning application had not been submitted (expected after the local plan is published +/- 2 years’ time), and that key preparation such as transport studies had not taken place. Public questions at the meeting included the following topics:
* Transportation (A505 issues in particular)
* Village character
* IWM flight path safety
* Marshall’s potential relocation
* Volume of housing v. affordable housing needs
Gonville & Caius have requested a workshop with DPC, which DPC have agreed to in the event of progress / changes to their proposals. In the meantime, Duxford’s District Councillor, Peter McDonald, will be meeting with G&C to discuss concerns directly. DPC would very much welcome your views and opinions in this respect, that these can be shared with Duxford’s District and County Councillors, thank you.
Duxford Parish Council