1. Planning Application for 6 houses in Dry Drayton
South Cambridgeshire District Council have received an outline planning application for six houses and associated works behind Pettitts Lane and Pettitts Close, on land outside the village development area, giving access to other similar land. You can read the full application on the South Cambs web site. Dry Drayton Parish Council will be considering the application at their next meeting on Tuesday 21st July and have until 30th July to make representations to the District Council planners. This is an important planning application, made against background pressure to abandon agreed planning policies as SCDC has been accused of making inadequate future housing provision. So, even if this application doesn’t concern you directly, you might like to watch how it progresses, as this will indicate whether the current village envelope continues to protect anywhere in the village from development. The Pettitts End planning application is here: http://tinyurl.com/qblwn3d but if this doesn’t give you access to all the related documents and plans, try the council’s homepage http://www.scambs.gov.uk/, select the links for “View A Planning Application” then input the planning reference no S/1497/15/OL.
2. Cambridge Open Studios
This weekend, July 11th and 12th, is week two of four for Cambridge Open Studios. This is the last chance this year to visit the Dry Drayton Studio of sculptor Mike Westbrook at 20 Pettitts Close – Mike would be very pleased to see you at any time between 11am and 6pm. The Cambridge Open Studio Programme is available free from local libraries and arts and crafts outlets. Mike is Studio No 145. Other nearby open studios are at Coton, Barton, Caldecote, Comberton, Toft and Girton.
3. Traffic Issues, Madingley
The Chair of Madingley Parish Council, Edward Byam-Cook, writes:
“We have already had one very useful village meeting on this subject. The PC would now like the village to discuss Francis Burkitt’s “Cambridge Bold” proposal and have updates on the A14 and village traffic issues which will on the night I hope lead to a village working group taking forward the village’s wishes. The next meeting will be at 7pm on Wednesday 22 July in Madingley Village Hall. We will be asking villagers to sign a petition and also ask that villagers e mail or write to the decision makers to make all your views known. We are also seeking names of people who want to help and get involved on a working group.
For those of you who cannot make the meeting can the PC please let me have your written views on: Traffic calming in the village: The proposed busway: The A14 upgrade: Shutting the Avenue. Please pass this onto other villagers, and please call me if you would like to read the latest “Cambridge Bold” bus way proposals. We have been asked to comment by 29th July.”
Edward can be contacted on Tel: 01954-211-933 Mob: 07860-886-069 Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Super fast broadband
We welcome your stories on how this is progressing in the village. For the latest situation please see www.drydrayton.net/broadband.asp .
5. Local Health Services – Consultation
From Amanda Davies, Children, Families and Adults Information Team, Adult Social Care Communications Officer, Tel: 01223 699650:
Find out about and give your views on the challenges local health services are facing at one of the ‘Saturday Cafés’ this summer. The Fit for the Future – Shaping Local NHS Services cafés are being held across Cambridgeshire. Drop in and help yourself to tea, coffee and light refreshments, chat with members of the local NHS System Transformation Programme team, ‘leaf’ your thoughts on the ‘View Tree’ and complete a feedback form. Cafés take place between 10am and 12noon on the following dates at the following locations:
- Saturday 11 July Commemoration Hall, 39 High Street, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 3AQ
- Saturday 18 July St Etheldreda Room, Cathedral Centre, Palace Green, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4EW
- Saturday 25 July Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catharine’s Road, Cambridge CB4 3XJ.
The cafés are part of the local NHS System Transformation Programme, which involves NHS organisations across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, alongside Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council and local Healthwatch organisations. For more information see: http://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/news-and-events/Help-shape-local-health-services-to-be-fit-for-the-future.htm
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