There have been a number of recent developments since the web site was launched at the beginning of September:
- The three working groups have started to consider their respective issues. The names of the working group members are now listed on the respective page on this site and the reports are available in the Working Group Meeting Notes archive on the Documents page. If you have any comments or would like to get in touch with one of the Working Groups please submit a comment via the Contacts page or just reply to this post.
- An open planning meeting was held on 17th September to review progress and consider the next steps. The notes of this meeting are also available in the the Working Group Meeting Notes archive on the Documents page. The next open meeting will be held on 20th November at 7:30 in the Fulbourn Centre.
- South Cambridge District Council has adopted the new South Cambridgeshire Local Plan (2018). The Local Plan now forms part of the development plan against which decisions on planning matters across South Cambridgeshire will be taken. The Local Plan can be accessed on the SCDC web site at the following link: South Cambridgeshire Local Plan (2018). The South Cambridge Local Plan (2018) designates Fulbourn as a Minor Local Settlement defined as follows:
Minor Rural Centres have a lower level of services, facilities and employment than Rural Centres, but a greater level than most other villages in Soutgh Cambridgeshire, and often perform a role in terms of providing services and facilities for a small rural hinterland.
Within Minor Rural Centres there is scope in principle for larger scale windfall development within the village framework. This would allow larger villages with a reasonable level of services to provide services and facilities for surrounding smaller villages to achieve more development. However, the overall scale of development should be restricted in recognition of their more limited services compared to Rural Centres. A maximum scheme size of 30 dwellings is used as a guideline figure to indicate the upper limit of housing development likely to be suitable. Development will not be permitted on sites capable of accommodating scheme sizes significantly larger than 30 dwellings in Minor Rural Centres.