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, welcome to Foxton Parish Council websiteFri, 24th May 2019

Foxton Parish Council serves the village of Foxton in Cambridgeshire.

Please contact us if you have questions concerning the work of the Parish Council, if you have any concerns that you feel the Council should be aware of or where it can help or support you.

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Neighbourhood Plan Spring 2019 Update

Foxton Parish Council is carrying out a six week statutory consultation on the pre-submission consultation draft of the Foxton Neighbourhood Plan. Please click here to find the draft plan, a short executive summary and the online response form. In addition, you will find copies of the evidence documents used in preparing the draft plan.

The consultation period runs from Wednesday 15th May to Wednesday 26th June. Please send your response using the online form here or directly to the Parish Clerk, Annabel Wright, at clerk@foxtonparishcouncil.gov.uk , or post it to her at Foxton Parish Council, Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, CB22 6RN.

Communities urged to have their say on Cambridge-Oxford rail link 

Foxton Parish Council have responded to the East West Rail current proposals for the rail route from Bedford to Cambridge. The Parish Council supports the 2 northern routes over the 3 southern routes but is in favour of the CamBedRailRoad proposal, details of which can be found at http://www.cambedrailroad.org/.

The response of the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Community Rail Partnership and Rail User Group can be seen here.

Foxton Parish Council's response can be seen here.

This is not a statutory consultation and there will be much more information in the coming months, but it is important that Foxton gets its view across at the start.

Some of the 5 proposed routes for a new Bedford to Cambridge railway line across South Cambridgeshire include Foxton within their hatched areas of search or lie very close to it.  

Route options A,C, D can be found here.

Route options B, E can be found here.

CamBedRailRoad (CBRR) believe that none of the five proposed Route Options are suitable and have put forward an alternative proposal for a northern route that would serve planned new developments and areas of population growth and join the existing network north of Cambridge. 

Click here to view their arguments for a northern approach. 

Click here to view their guidance on completing the East West Rail's Feedback Form. 


This Land development of old Trinity School site

Design Statement can be found here.


Greater Cambridge Housing Strategy 2019-2023

See the Parish Council's response to this consultation here.


Don't let your hedge become a hazard!

Overgrown hedges next to footpaths and roads pose a real hazard to pedestrians and especially those who are disabled, visually impaired or using children's buggies. Click here to view your responsibility to maintain any overgrowth under the Highways Act and the Parish Council's advice.


Proposals for Foxton Level Crossing Bypass and Travel Hub

Tim Watkins of the Greater Cambridge Partnership attended the Parish Meeting on 5th November to provide the latest information on the level crossing bypass and travel hub plans for Foxton. The presentation can be found here.



Foxton Parish Council now has a Facebook site at: 


and will be posting items of interest to the village from time to time. These will include reminders of dates when the Parish Council meets, issues on the village infrastructure/planning/Neighbourhood Plan updates and anything else current. 


Planning Applications under Appeal

The appeals for 32 houses on land south of Shepreth Road and 5 houses next to 62a Fowlmere Road were dismissed.  Members of Foxton Parish Council and Fowlmere Parish Council, Foxton residents and legal advisors attended a one-day hearing on Tuesday 2 April for the grain store appeal where the case was put for the appeal to be dismissed.  A decision is awaited. 

To view the application for the grain store go to https://goo.gl/Nfwn5E 


Rail Disruption

If you have any concerns about the rail service at Foxton please contact the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group on railusergroup@gmail.com with feedback on your experiences.  They are collating and forwarding feedback to MP Heid Allen, Govia Thameslink Railway, Network Rail and the Transport Secretary.

Up-to-date information on rail service is available via the Meldreth Shepreth Foxton Rail Facebook Page here.

From December 10th, the weekday timetable will revert to the intended May timetable.  Details can be found on the Great Northern website and a PDF of the new timetable can be downloaded from the Rail User Group website here

The Parish Council wrote to Govia Thameslink in August to express its concerns.  The Parish Council's letter and response from Govia Thameslink can be found here.


SCDC Local Plan

South Cambridgeshire District Council adopted the new South Cambridgeshire Local Plan on 27th September 2018. The new Local Plan now forms part of the development plan against which decisions on planning matters will be taken. 

The Inspectors’ Reports are published on the Councils respective websites:

The Local Plan (Draft for Adoption) can be viewed on the Committee section of the Council’s website here.


Barrington Quarry

There was a CEMEX liaison group meeting on Thursday 12th July at Barrington Village Hall. CEMEX and various other bodies, dealing with water management and rail importation, attended. There is a current application to extend the infill works at Barrington Quarry for another 15 years (Application No: S/0204/16/CW).  Our Parish Councillor report on the meeting can be found here.


Conservation Area Appraisal

After work done by the Parish Council in conjunction with SCDC, the proposed update to the Conservation Area has now been agreed by SCDC. The Foxton Conservation Appraisal can be found here.


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Roadworks 21 May 2019 Barrington and Cambridge Roads 9.30-3.30  Roadworks 21 May 2019 Barrington and Cambridge Roads 9.30-3.30  »  (17 May)
SCDC Parish Bulletin March 2019  SCDC Parish Bulletin March 2019  »  (28 March)
New Super Off Peak train fare charges  New Super Off Peak train fare charges  »  (28 March)
Dakotas over Duxford 2nd - 5th June 2019 Air show at IWM Duxford  Dakotas over Duxford 2nd - 5th June 2019 Air show at IWM Duxford  »  (18 March)
Melbourn Youth Club Timetable and Events  Melbourn Youth Club Timetable and Events  »  (11 March)

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  Land belonging to Church and adjoining 54 High Street, Foxton, CB22 6RP  »  (S/4340/18/TC)
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