Meeting dates 2019/2020

2nd April 2019

7th May 2019

4th June 2019

2nd  July 2019

3rd September 2019

1st October 2019

5th November 2019

3rd December 2019

4th February 2020

3rd  March 2020

Tour of Cambridgeshire Community Information – Closures, Routes and Timings

The Tour of Cambridgeshire 2019 will again be the UK qualifier event for the World Championships for amateur riders, with riders travelling from across the globe to compete. The event will be held on 1st and 2nd June 2019.

There is a Community Pack, which gives lots of information about the Tour of Cambridgeshire, including what it will be bringing to the area and also the impact that it may have on residents and businesses. .
Information available includes:

  • Event information – what the event is, the benefits and how the community can be involved
  • Routes – the routes being used for the time trial, road race and sportive will be closed to traffic.
  • Timings – closure timings for each sector of the routes being used
  • Further info – where to find further information or answers to any questions that the community may have.

This Community Pack can be found at the following link:

Cambridgeshire County Council (Marshalls Way, Farcet) (Disabled Persons Parking Place) Order 20

Cambridgeshire County Council proposes to make an Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, after consultation with the Chief Officer of Police of which will be to:

Implement a disabled persons parking place in the vicinity of 45 Marshalls Way, Farcet.

This Order is being made to ‘formalise’ the existing advisory Disabled Persons Parking Bay so a ‘Disabled Parking Place’ sign can be installed, no additional bays are being added.

Objections to the proposal, together with the grounds on which they are made or any additional comments, must be sent in writing to the undersigned or by email to by 22nd November 2018 quoting reference PR0495.

PR0495 Propose Notice & Plan

Gladman Planning Application ref 18/01417/OUT

18/01417/OUT- Land East Of Peterborough Road Farcet

Proposal: Outline planning application for the demolition of two existing dwellings and erection of up to 185 dwellings with public open space, landscaping and sustainable drainage system (SuDS) and vehicular access point and separate pedestrian access from Peterborough Road and St Mary’s Street All matters reserved except for means of access

Farcet  Parish Council response to this application:

Farcet Parish Council strongly objects to this planning application for the following reasons:

  • The size of the proposed development is overbearing. There are currently 780 houses in Farcet. A development of an additional 185 houses equates to almost a 25% increase in the size of a village that has almost no amenities. This would totally change the character of the village and bring it closer to being a suburb of Peterborough by eroding the current buffer zone.


  • Services are extremely limited. There is no Doctor’s surgery or Dentist in the village and those in adjacent villages are over-subscribed. There is one small shop/Post Office, the owners of which are also opposed to the development as they see no advantage to the village. The application contains incorrect information. There is no pub or Chinese restaurant in the village – both have been closed for some time. The school does not have the capacity to provide places for the demand likely to arise from this number of houses.


  • The access to the site is to be by demolition of 2 houses on Peterborough Road. When Cardea was built, access to Peterborough Road was denied by Peterborough City Council, apart from emergency vehicles, to reduce congestion. This development would increase congestion. The lack of amenities will necessitate a large amount of additional journeys to access schools, healthcare, leisure and shops. It also will cut across the route taken by many students walking to Stanground Academy and increase the danger to pedestrians. The figures for traffic volumes stated in the application are considerably less than those recorded by the Speedwatch team. There are details available of 40 serious accidents that have occurred on this stretch of road over the years. It appears that the school traffic emanating from St Mary’s St onto Peterborough Road has not been taken into account. It is not yet known how much extra traffic will be caused by the Haddon development.


  • Any amounts provided by builders towards increased amenities may not be used

for the benefit of the village.

  • This site has been judged as not suitable for development by HDC in their plan as it forms a landscape buffer between Farcet and the more dense development of Peterborough to the north and is visible in the landscape from the east including from the River Nene (Old course). Granting of this application could set a precedent for further development on the rest of the site, thus further eroding the buffer zone.


  • The timing of this application may be significant. The HDC plan to 2036 is currently with the Secretary of State (SoS) for sign-off and states no development in Farcet. This will not now be considered for sign-off until Parliament returns from recess. Mr Gladman, the applicant, stated in his interview with the Daily Telegraph of 5th August 2017 “We normally only target local authorities whose planning department is in relative disarray and …..either have no up-to-date local plan or, temporarily, they do not have a five year supply of consented building plots” I believe these subjects are satisfactorily covered in the plan currently with the SoS.


  • There have been 2 recent rejections of Gladman Land applications for very similar reasons to those we are raising here.

The first relates to a development of 118 houses near Ardleigh, Colchester. I attach this for your information at Appendix 1.

The second relates to land near Henlow in Bedfordshire and was dismissed on appeal to the Secretary of State on 16th August 2018. This is attached at Appendix 2.

Gladman Planning Appendix 1– Click here

Appendix 2 below:

Appendix 2