Tag Archives: Planning

Parish Council, crime and traffic issues

Dear Dry Drayton Folks,

  1. Dry Drayton Parish Council tonight

The Council meets tonight, Tuesday 20th December at the Village Hall at 8pm, with some important issues for discussion. On the agenda tonight are 4 planning applications and another planning item: Planning Applications: In the light of recent concerns about traffic around new housing developments near Dry Drayton School, to consider ways to campaign against further development producing additional traffic should the pub come up for sale. There will also be feedback from the Newsletter Questionnaire on residents’ responses to the four questions relating to 1) installing CCTV in the village; 2)planning issues; 3) dog waste removal and 4) Parish Council minutes. The full agenda is on the PC’s website www.DryDraytonPC.org.uk. If you want to speak at the meeting, the only opportunity to do so is right at the beginning under agenda item 16/12/3 – you will not be allowed to speak later.

Dates for the Council Meetings in 2017 are now on the PC’s website.

  1. Police and Crime Commissioner’s Surgery

As part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s public engagement commitment, Jason Ablewhite (former Dry Drayton resident) offers regular one to one meetings with members of the public across the county. Jason will be holding a public surgery in South Cambridgeshire on Friday 13th January 2017, 10am to 12pm. The surgery is being held at South Cambridgeshire District Council Offices. If you have an issue you would like to discuss with him, you can book a 15 minute appointment. Please email: cambs-pcc@cambs.pnn.police.uk or phone 0300 333 3456 to speak to a member of his team.

  1. Road Closures, The Avenue, Madingley

To allow safe construction of the new local access road that is forming part of the A14 project, it will be necessary to undertake a closure of part of the Avenue. A temporary traffic order is in place that authorises closure of the Avenue from its junction with the A14, to its junction with Dry Drayton Road. As a consequence of this there will no access either onto the A14 from the Avenue, or from the A14 onto the Avenue. This closure will come into effect on Monday 20th February 2017 and will last until Thursday 1st March 2018. Traffic for The Avenue will be diverted through Dry Drayton.

  1. A message from Highways England – Working together – Community safety and awareness

Now that work activity has increased on the A14 improvement scheme we thought it seemed timely to remind you that employees working on the scheme are not authorised to offer services door to door. Highways England and it’s delivery partners do not authorise any of its employees to cold call on residents to offer services. If in doubt, as with any cold callers, do consider reporting  them to the police on the non-emergency contact number 101 (unless it is an emergency, in which case it would be 999)’   ________________________________________

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Parish Council Survey, strategic planning and a good day out

Dear All,

  1. Your Parish Council still wants to hear from you

The Parish Council is still open for your comments on their mini village survey, until close of play on 25th November. Collated comments will then be considered at the next Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday 20th December. The questions are listed on page 8 of the November Dry Drayton Village Newsletter) and relate to introducing CCTV into the village, planning issues especially regarding new housing near the school, preventing dog fouling and how the Parish Council communicates. You can e-mail your responses to the questions to the Parish Clerk  clerk@drydraytonpc.org.uk and/or to Councillor Sylvia Pryer sylviapryer@aol.com , or if you prefer, you can complete the questionnaire online at the Village Website http://www.drydrayton.net

2. Minutes of the last Parish Council Meeting

The draft minutes of the November meeting of the Dry Drayton Parish Council are now available on the Parish Council’s website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk – The minutes include a discussion on a more strategic approach to planning issues in future – you might like to read this before completing the mini village survey question on planning.

3. A good day out in Cambridge 3 Dec.

And if you fancy a good day out, the Mill Road Winter Fair is fast approaching. It takes place at Mill Road, Cambridge from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday 3 December 2016. Mill Road is closed from East Road to Coleridge Road, meaning that everyone can enjoy the day in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. The sight of thousands of people calmly flowing up and down the road has to be seen to be believed. The Fair is known for its special charm and atmosphere with over 10,000 people participating in different ways and enjoying all that the Mill Road area has to offer. Full details are here:  http://www.millroadwinterfair.org/

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DDPC, P & R and PCC

Dear All,

1. Your Parish Council wants to hear from you

Next Tuesday, 15th November, the Parish Council meets. Their agenda is on the Parish Council’s website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk . The meeting starts at 8pm, members of the public can speak only at the beginning of the agenda. There is still time before the meeting to give the Parish Council your views on the four questions they posed in their mini village questionnaire in the November Village Newsletter. The questions (see page 8 of the November Dry Drayton Village Newsletter) relate to introducing CCTV into the village, planning issues regarding new housing near the school, preventing dog fouling and how the PC communicates. You can e-mail your responses to the questions to the Parish Clerk  clerk@drydraytonpc.org.uk and/or to Councillor Sylvia Pryer sylviapryer@aol.com , or if you prefer, you can complete the questionnaire online at the Village Website http://www.drydrayton.net

2. West Cambridge Park and Ride, Scotland Farm Dry Drayton

In case you had not heard about the proposal to site the West Cambridge Park and Ride car park at Scotland Farm – this is on the Parish Council’s agenda for Tuesday. You will find material on this on the Greater Cambridge City Deal website http://tinyurl.com/hddnxw

3.  Police and Crime Commissioner

The Police and Crime Commissioner (former Dry Drayton resident Jason Ablewhite) has just published his latest Newsletter which you can read on his website at http://www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/whats-new/newsletters/. He has just signed a rural crime concordat with the Police and Crime Commissioners of Norfolk and Suffolk  promoting closer cross border cooperation on rural crime. Incidentally, following the recent spate of burglaries in the village,  there is advice for you on security from our Village Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator and from the Cambs Constabulary on the village website www.drydrayton.net

DryDrayton.net Village E-mails – special Parish Council meeting, village events etc

Dear All, 

  1. Parish Council Planning Meeting Tuesday 11th August 2015 7pm Village Church

The agenda for the meeting is on the Parish Council website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk The meeting is to discuss the planning application for the Cambridge Solar Farm. The site of this development is huge, it covers an area of 250 acres – about the size of the whole built area of Dry Drayton. The site is outside our Parish, about a field width West of the boundary of Dry Drayton Parish on land east of Battle Gate Road, Childerley Farm, roughly between Dry Drayton, Knapwell and Boxworth. The Solar Farm will be capable of generating up to 50MW of electricity, broadly equivalent to the electricity requirements of 14,209 average homes. Over 4000 vehicle movements will be needed for construction – vehicular access being from the A428 in the South and through Boxworth in the North. The solar farm will last for 30 years before decommissioning. To read about the application and comment, go to https://www.scambs.gov.uk/ – follow the links to view a planning application and input the application number S/1714/15/FL. There are over 30 documents relating to the application – these take an age to load so be patient. If you want to see what some other local communities are saying about solar farms, take a look at http://www.solarcampaign.co.uk/

2. Dry Drayton Village Hall presents….. a special musical evening

In aid of further hall improvements on Saturday 12th September featuring Val Sinclair http://www.valsinclair.co.uk/  with a wide selection of popular tunes encompassing blues, 60s, jazz etc… This promises to be an excellent evening with a popular professional group. Early booking is advised and please by 8th September (no late ticket sales) tickets available at £12.50 from Fred & Marlene Northrop, 28 Pettitt’s Lane 01954 789525 treasurer@drydraytonvillagehall.org.uk  food will be served – please bring your own drinks there will be a raffle – donations of prizes will be most welcome

3. DryDrayton.net Village Website – updates please

If you run a group or event in Dry Drayton, please e-mail webmaster@drydrayton.net to have your current information added to the village website. Use it or lose it – pages will be taken down over the next month for those organisations which don’t provide current information. The deadline to get material to Sylvia for the printed September Village Newsletter is 20th August – send to sylviapryer@aol.com (and why not CC webmaster@drydrayton.net to have your web pages updated at the same time).


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DryDrayton.net Village E-Mails: Planning, Coffee Morning, Elections

  1. Minutes of Parish Council Meeting 21st July 

Draft minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 21st July have been posted on the Council’s website www.drydraytonpc.org.uk

  1. Another Planning Application of Interest

A planning application has been submitted to South Cambs DC to build Cambridge Solar Farm at Childerley. The site is huge, it covers an area of 103 Hectares – about the size of the whole built area of Dry Drayton, but it is outside our Parish, about a field width West of the boundary of Dry Drayton Parish on land east of Battle Gate Road, Childerley Farm. The Solar Farm will be capable of generating up to 50MW of electricity per annum. This is broadly equivalent to the electricity requirements of 14,209 average homes. Over 4000 vehicle movements will be needed for construction – vehicular access being from the A428 in the South and through Boxworth in the North. To read about the application and comment, go to https://www.scambs.gov.uk/ – follow the links to view a planning application and input the application number S/1714/15/FL. There are over 30 documents relating to the application – these take an age to load so be patient.

  1. Village Coffee Morning

Louis Clark writes to give an up-date on 6th August coffee morning from Huguette Jenkinson. The Coffee morning on 6th August will be held at 42 Oakington Road, Dry Drayton, from 11.30 – 12 noon. Hosted by Huguette Jenkinson on behalf of the Parish Church.

  1. South Cambs District Council – consultation on elections of councillors.

South Cambs are consulting on their future election process. Should they keep the present system of electing ‘by thirds’ – where elections are held for a third of all council seats each year for three successive years out of four of change to ‘all-out’ elections – with every District Council seat up for election once every four years.  You can read more about it here: https://www.scambs.gov.uk/content/views-wanted-future-district-elections and give your opinion (only takes a minute or so) here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H7BLXLV


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Dry Drayton.net Village E-Mails: Development, Open Studios, Traffic, Broadband, Health Services

Dear All,

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 – elbyamcook@aol.com

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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