Last updated: February 2020
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 planning a major development in King’s Hedges.
The proposed development includes a new community hub building that will replace the existing Meadows Community Centre and Buchan Street Neighbourhood Centre. It also includes approximately 100 new council-owned rented homes.
We consulted about the proposal in 2019.
Public meeting on 27 January
We will be holding a virtual public meeting on Wednesday 27 January, from 6 to 7pm on Zoom. Everybody is welcome. You’ll be able to hear from the developers and ourselves about the design of the buildings and the construction phases.
Contact Simon Aslett, Community Development Officer at email@example.com if you would like to attend. If you would like to ask a question at the meeting, please send it to Simon by Monday 25 January.
Mill Road depot and Cromwell Road developments
We held a public meeting on 2 March 2020 to discuss progress at the Mill Road depot and Cromwell Road development schemes, and to enable residents to raise issues and discuss progress with the developers and builders.
We recorded and responded to all questions asked. Our responses and a copy of the presentation slides shown at the meeting are available below.
- Answers to residents’ questions [PDF, 0.2MB]
- Presentation [PDF, 14MB]
- Meeting terms of reference [PDF, 0.1MB]
If you have any questions, contact Hill Investment Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 032 6760.
North West Cambridge and Cambridge East
For ongoing major developments in North West Cambridge (Eddington and Darwin Green) and Cambridge East (Wing/ Marleigh and land north of Cherry Hinton), there are community forums.
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.