History[ edit ] Housing typical of Cambourne As part of plans to build thousands of new homes in the south-east of England, a new settlement on hectares of former agricultural land, nine miles west of Cambridge, was considered in the late s. In , the S agreement from the Town and Country Planning Act was completed by the developers McA , the local authority, Cambridgeshire County Council and the developers together with the landholders. Planning permission for the development at Monkfield Park was given in November , and construction began in June , [4] on what was previously farmland. In , work began on building Upper Cambourne, with an original estimated completion date of The existing planning permission allowed 3, homes in the development.

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Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. The concept was to divide the settlement into three distinct areas — Great Cambourne, Upper Cambourne and Lower Cambourne — with a total of 3, houses planned. Shops, schools, sports facilities, a church, a swimming pool, a library, a hotel, and a community centre were also in the pipeline, together with a business park providing jobs for 5, people.

New homes: town houses in Twenty years on, not all of those plans have come to fruition. Ruth Betson, district councillor for Cambourne, has lived in the village for five years — and loves it.

Along my bit of the street, we all moved in more or less the same week. It was just before Christmas and one day I found a Christmas card on my doormat. Read More Historic pictures of the night Johnny Cash came to town "I thought it was such a fabulous idea that I duplicated it and delivered cards to all my neighbours.

We were all too busy moving in and getting sorted to meet up, but we already knew we had friendly people nearby. It made such a difference. Volunteers prepare the ground for planting a wildflower meadow at Cambourne in "Five years on and I obviously know them much better. We babysit, doggysit, chit chat on doorsteps or over drinks and snacks. I think this feeling of community spirit is what urged me to try to find out more about Cambourne and ultimately get involved to try to get the best for my community - first as a parish councillor, now as a district councillor.

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Cambourne: the village that just grew and grew and grew

An overview of the history of Cambourne Cambourne is located 9 miles west of Cambridge, just off the A You can view the plans to the original planning application is by visiting our planning portal. It also included land for employment, retail, community and sporting facilities, open space and highways on land in the parishes of Bourn and Caxton. The original masterplan for Cambourne, approved in , set out a vision of 3 interlinked villages - each planned around village greens and connected by a central spine road running East to West. Lower Cambourne is the westernmost village, Great Cambourne, is the largest of the three villages. Upper Cambourne lies between the eastern valley and the Broadway, the road which leads south from the old A to the village of Bourn. As detailed planning applications reserved matters were submitted, densities were increased in line with the subsequently issued changes to national Planning Policy Guidance 3



Cambourne — South Cambs District Council Cambourne Business Cakbourne is located to the north east of Great Cambourne and is the home of South Cambridgeshire District Councilwhich relocated there in Sustainability is quite clearly cambojrne as the primary aim. The scheme aims to provide housing and services to meet the needs of a 21st century community within the setting of a traditional south Cambridgeshire village. Inthe S agreement from the Town and Country Cambourhe Act was completed by the developers McAthe local authority, Cambridgeshire County Council and the developers together with the landholders. The design guide for the business park segment of Cambourne is unreservedly modernist in its intention, but any intrusion of such dangerous thinking into the residential areas of the village is firmly resisted. Archived from the original on 28 Masterpllan This may be so, but if masterplam is, then it at least has the quality of honesty.

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