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, welcome to Foxton Parish Council websiteThu, 25th April 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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Annual Parish Meeting Monday 15 April 2019 at 7.30-9pm

This is a meeting of the Parish electorate not a Parish Council meeting. For further information click here.


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.


Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan page of the website had been updated. Please take a look to see how the plan is progressing.



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. 


Station Road Development

There was a public consultation by Hill Residential Ltd about the scheme for 22 houses on land off Station Road (behind the press cottages) on 28 November 2018 at Foxton Village Hall.

Outline planning permission was granted in March 2017 but following consultation comments, Hills are proposing changes to the reserved matters, which deal with all the details of the site.

The reserved matters and comments can be seen by going to https://goo.gl/DaTF9F.

Hill welcomes feedback from the public and will be re-submitting detailed reserved matter plans to South Cambs District Council Planning after this consultation event.

Click here to see the location of the proposed development.


Planning Applications under Appeal

3 planning applications in Foxton were refused earlier in the year by South Cambs District Council Planning. These were the grain store on Fowlmere Road, 32 houses on land south of Shepreth Road and 5 houses next to 62a Fowlmere Road.

These have gone to appeal and the deadline for responses has passed.

To view the 3 original applications go to

https://goo.gl/Nfwn5E for the grain store

https://goo.gl/47jK73 for the 32houses

https://goo.gl/1NoiWA for the 5 houses


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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