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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 events

During the consultation period on the Pre-Submission Draft Plan we will be holding a series of informal 'drop in' events on the following dates: Wednesday 31st May at 7.30pm in the Village Hall Tuesday 13th June at 7.30pm in the Village Hall Saturday 17th June at 10.00am in the Community Centre Please come along to meet with the Neighbourhood Plan working party, ask questions and comment on the proposals.  The consultation closes on 30th June.  Read More...

Invitation to comment on a Neighbourhood Development Plan

The Parish of Cottenham in Cambridgeshire is preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan, intended once “made” to stand alongside South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Local Plan, to inform planning decisions in the area. The area of the plan is the entire Civil Parish of Cottenham. To comply with Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, a draft plan, including various proposals (summarised in the attachment), has been prepared. The  Read More...

Notice of vacancy

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that Chris Richards, formerly a Member of the above Parish Council, has ceased to be a Member and that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the said Parish. A bye-election to fill the vacancy will be held if within 14 days (not counting a  Read More...

Public Inquiry – Gladman planning application

The Public Inquiry on the Gladman application (S/1818/15/OL) for 225 houses + 70 homes with care has been adjourned, after just 1.5 days of the 6 days planned, to allow the potential impact on the Almshouses to be assessed properly and for the Parish Council time to apply for “Rule 6” status which would allow us to submit evidence directly. This will impose several months on the process.  Read More...

Public meeting presentation slides

Following on from the 2 recent public meetings please find below a copy of the slide presentation.  If you have any questions or comments please contact us at clerk@cottenhampc.org.uk Public meeting slides  Read More...

Proposed changes to Rampton/Oakington Road roundabout

As part of the mitigation measures for the extra traffic generated by the proposed new developments a revised roundabout layout has been put forward for the Rampton/Oakington Road junction.  All 3 developers, Gladman, Persimmon and the County Council, have been requested to submit a Heritage Statement detailing how the plans will impact on the setting of a Listed Building.  In all 3 statements they have concluded that putting in a 2 lane roundabout and therefore reducing the amount of grass verge in  Read More...

Public Meeting

With the District Council in some disarray over the procedural aspects of the 3 major planning applications and imminent formal consultation on our draft pre-submission plan, we are going to hold TWO Public Meetings on Thursday 16th and Wednesday 22nd in the Village Hall from 7.30pm. These meetings will give residents the opportunity  Read More...

2017-18 Budget

At the Full Council meeting on 10th January the Parish Council agreed the budget for 2017-18.  Below is a summary document along with full details plus explanatory notes. Any queries about the budget should be addressed to Debbie Seabright, Finance Officer, rfocottenhampc@gmail.com Budget summary 2017-18 Budget detail 2017-18 Budget notes 2017-18  Read More...

Major Development sites

Nothing much has changed recently on the four major developments sites; they all present serious issues on traffic and its mitigation, impact on our landscape, flood risk etc. but could bring some much needed affordable housing. Some key decisions are likely in the first half of 2017. A chart showing the rough position and status of each of the applications is now available here.  Read More...

Dog fouling

Following a rise in complaints about dog fouling we're instigating a number of additional measures.  Firstly we have joined the Keep Britain Tidy 'We're Watching You' campaign.  This is an edgy and uncompromising signage campaign. The 'We're Watching You' series are visible after dark, using innovative and cutting-edge materials. The signs 'charge up' during the day and glow-in-the-dark at night. The hard-hitting signs are deliberately impactful, and the campaign aims to provide a realistic, cost-effective solution for local authorities.  We  Read More...