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Welcome to Cottenham Parish Council

Cottenham is a Fen Edge village approximately 6 miles north of Cambridge. It is a large village of around 2500 households and a population of 6200.

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The Parish Council is made up of 15 Councillors and a Clerk. The Council meet every month for a full Council Meeting and twice a month for Planning Meetings. Notification of meetings plus agenda can always be found on the parish notice boards, at least three days prior to a meeting and on this web site.

Neighbourhood Plan – Consultation NOW LIVE

The Pre-submission Neighbourhood Plan consultation (Regulation 14) is now live until 7th August 2018.

How do I view a copy of the Plan?

Hard copies of summary versions of the draft plan are available on request and full reference versions are available in the Library*, Parish Office (open 9.45am-12 noon Mondays or other hours by request) plus all of our Full Council meetings. Alternatively you can also download a full version here: CNP2018 dPS 180531 v4.2

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Notice of public rights & publication of unaudited AGAR

Each year the smaller authority's Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities' Audit Appointments Ltd. Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year (to 31st March 2018) to which the audit relates. These documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to Debbie Seabright - rfo@cottenhampc.org.uk Annual Return  Read More...

GDPR and our privacy policy

Cottenham Parish Council respects your personal data and only retains the minimum necessary – for example, your email, and possibly your name and postal address and any comments you make - unless we have a legal obligation or your express consent. This policy reflects the high standards established by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Read More...

SCDC 5 year housing land supply update

As of Monday 21 May 2018, South Cambridgeshire District Council considers that it can demonstrate a five-year housing land supply. This means the Council can demonstrate that there is enough land readily available to meet the number of homes that need to be built over that period. Since June 2014, the Council has been unable to demonstrate a five-year housing land supply which has resulted in speculative housing development in villages. The Council has been keeping the situation under close review. As  Read More...

Material Planning Considerations

When making planning decisions we have to respond using material planning considerations.  A list of considerations is shown in the attachment below. MATERIAL PLANNING REASONS  Read More...

Annual Parish Meeting reports

If you were unable to attend the recent APM copies of the handouts are available below along with handouts from some of the displays. APM report 2018 Fen Edge Community Association    Read More...

Cottenham Community Flood Plan

Cottenham Parish Council’s Drainage Working Party has prepared a Community Flood Plan which identifies areas of the parish most at risk and the resources available to help in the event of a flood. Jonathan Graves has volunteered to be Flood Coordinator and has immense experience of flood planning and monitoring through his involvement with the Old West Internal Drainage Board. In recognition of improving the parish’s preparedness, the Environment Agency has given the Parish Council’s flood team a selection  Read More...

Amey Community Liaison Group minutes

We've been asked by Amey to distribute the minutes (below) from their March meeting to residents. CLG Notes 8 March 2018 The document also includes the Terms of Reference for the group and Q&As from two local residents which were discussed at the meeting.    Read More...

Doorstep caller and rogue trading advice

Following some complaints regarding door-step selling and rogue traders from the local community, Police and Trading Standards are highlighting the tactics that some traders may employ, and useful tips to protect householders from rogue traders or other uninvited persons calling at their home. Selling door to door is not generally illegal but when customers fall prey to high-pressure selling tactics or doorstep callers problems can occur. Recent incidents serve as an excellent way of reminding people of how best to  Read More...

Neighbourhood Plan update

We've been working hard an revising our Neighbourhood Plan prior to going forward for a Regulation 14 consultation, probably in March.  Version 4.1 of the Plan along with several evidence papers can be found on the project page here.  Read More...