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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.

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...

Summary news update

There's been a lot going on over the past week so here's a quick summary:

  • The Parish Council has voted not to increase the precept (our portion of Council Tax) for 2018/19. This means the precept stays at £140 for a Band D home. Draft minutes available here.
  • A scheme to improve pavements and crossings between Stevens Close and the High Street has been agreed. (specifically around Stevens Close, Franklin Gardens, Victory Way/Lambs Lane & Eastlands Close/Lyles Road).  Read More...

Location of dog bins

As a useful guide for dog owners we've produced a map detailing the locations of all the dog bins in the village.  They are widely placed around the village so there's no excuse for fouling on the streets.  Please report any issues (broken/missing/missing collections) to SCDC. Map of dog bins      Read More...

How being in a conservation area can affect you

Although conservation areas mean some extra planning controls and considerations, these exist to protect the historic and architectural elements which make the place special. They are most likely to affect owners who want to work on the outside of their building or any trees on their property. To find out whether your property is within the Cottenham Conservation Area please click here

Your House

Being in a conservation area might mean that your house is affected by special controls (called 'Article 4  Read More...