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The ongoing battle for our villages

by Barry Platt on 16 May, 2014

The Liberal Democrats are opposed to the Conservative proposal for a New Town at Waterbeach. This is not the first time that Waterbeach has had to fend off schemes to allow thousands of houses in the parish. Both Jane Coston and Michael Williamson were active on behalf of our villages in preventing previous applications. When […]

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Dear Mr Cameron Now that the some of the fuss, and floodwater, has subsided, perhaps we can start to consider some of the lessons to be learned from the recent flooding. Fortunately Cambridgeshire was spared the worst effects of this winter’s storms. Had the winds been northerlies rather than westerlies it could have been a […]

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Planning Update on “Science Park” Station

by Hazel Smith on 21 December, 2013

Hazel Smith writes: I attended the planning meeting at the Cambridge Guildhall on Wednesday to give my views and to represent Milton Parish Council on the application for the new ‘Science Park’ station at Cowley Road. The main thrust of my argument was that the station will be a huge asset to this area, but […]

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Have Your Say on “Waterbeach New Town”

by Barry Platt on 22 July, 2013

The Conservatives at South Cambridgeshire District Council are pressing on with their plans for a new town at Waterbeach. The proposals are for between 8,000 and 9,000 houses, covering an area over four times as large as the current village of Waterbeach. It includes the land from the A10 to the railway, and from Denny […]

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What you are saying on the doorstep

by Maurice Leeke on 23 April, 2013

Waterbeach Development Judging by the comments of local people, it seems that the penny is beginning to drop about just how large the Conservatives’ proposed New Town will be. Many people have said that they thought it was just the airfield that was threatened. They hadn’t realised that the Conservatives are also proposing that all […]

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Waterbeach Development Update

by Barry Platt on 24 March, 2013

Decisions will soon be made about the future of the barracks site at Waterbeach.  If a major development is allowed there it will have a big impact, not just on Waterbeach, but on Milton and Landbeach as well. Maurice Leeke is opposed to a new town at Waterbeach. He supports appropriate redevelopment of the built-up […]

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Residents of Waterbeach and Landbeach have given a very clear and consistent view in their replies to the survey carried out by the Liberal Democrats. Local people are not opposed to development at the former barracks, but believe that it should be restricted to the part of the site that is already built-up.  This would […]

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Work starts at North Lodge Park

by Hazel Smith on 11 November, 2012

Work has started to demolish the EDF buildings behind Milton Hall, and Bellway Homes will be building 89 new houses and flats starting next year. North Lodge itself is to be renovated as part of the scheme, and the old training area with dozens of different electricity poles will be turned back into an area […]

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Friday, 20 Jul 12 was the first meeting of the Northstowe Joint Development Control Committee (JDCC) for some time and certainly its first significant meeting. It met to approve, or otherwise, the Northstowe Development Framework Document (DFD) which would map out the development of the town over the next 15 years or so. The DFD […]

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