There are lots of ways you can find out what’s happening and ask questions about urban growth in and around Cambridge.
Meadows Community Centre and Buchan Street Neighbourhood Centre redevelopment
Cambridge Investment Partnership is leading a major development in Arbury and King’s Hedges.
The development includes a new two-storey community centre to replace Meadows Community Centre and Buchan Street Neighbourhood Centre. It also includes approximately 100 new council-owned, rented, sustainable homes.
We will install a new Sport England-approved football pitch, multi-use games area, play area, and skate area. And we will make significant improvements that will benefit wildlife on the adjacent recreation ground.
During the construction phase of the development we will hold regular meetings to keep you informed about what’s going on. We’ll listen and respond to any issues that you want to raise.
The meeting on 1 December was adjourned prematurely because of security issues, so we have provided a recording of the presentation that we planned to deliver. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions about it.
- January 2021: Video recording of meeting
- Amendment: An incorrect email address was given in the presentation – Hill’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
- January 2021: Presentation slides [PDF, 1MB]
- January 2021: Public correspondence [PDF, 0.1MB]
Mill Road depot and Cromwell Road developments
We hold public meetings to discuss progress at the developments, and to enable you to raise issues and discuss progress with the developers and builders. We record the meetings and respond to all questions asked.
The meeting included a presentation on the construction progress, council progress and next steps, and time for your questions.
- Answers to residents’ questions [PDF, 0.2MB]
- Presentation [PDF, 14MB]
- Meeting terms of reference [PDF, 0.1MB]
North East Cambridge, North West Cambridge and Cambridge East
There are community forums for ongoing major developments in North East Cambridge, North West Cambridge (Eddington and Darwin Green) and Cambridge East (Wing/ Marleigh and land north of Cherry Hinton).
These bring residents, councils and developers together to raise issues and discuss how the developments are moving forward. They are open to everyone and usually meet three times a year. The format tends to involve an informal drop-in session followed by a more formal meeting.
Until recently, if you live on one of the developments at Trumpington Meadows, Glebe Farm, Clay Farm and the Bell School site you could use Southern Fringe Community Forum meetings to raise questions about planning and construction. The last of these took place in June 2019.
The construction stage is nearing completion, with over 3,000 homes now occupied on the Southern Fringe. So the time has come to welcome you from these developments into the regular arrangements for addressing local issues in the South Area of the city.
You are invited to come along to South Area Committee meetings, which serve Cherry Hinton, Queen Edith’s and Trumpington wards. These formal meetings involve the local councillors for these wards. They normally take place four times a year, in January, April, July and October.
The meetings include an opportunity for you to raise local issues during an ‘open forum’ slot.
The date of the next South Area Committee meeting will be confirmed soon.
Other ways to get involved
- Email us if you have a question
- Find your local councillors and how to contact them
- Raise a local issue in the open forum of your area committee
- Attend Joint Development Control Committee or Planning Committee meetings
- Take part in consultations
- Find out more about the Greater Cambridge Partnership
- See how S106 contributions make a difference across Cambridge.