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, welcome to Foxton Parish Council websiteFri, 18th January 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.

You can use the navigation menu above to find your way around the site.


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


Oxford to Cambridge Transport Route

East West Rail is a major project to establish a strategic railway connecting East Anglia with central, southern and western England. In particular, it plans to build (or rebuild) a new line linking Oxford and Cambridge via Bicester, Milton Keynes and Bedford, largely using the trackbed of the former ‘Varsity Line’.  The new line will provide a route for potential new services between Southampton central, and Ipswich or Norwich via Reading, Didcot, and Ely using existing onward lines. 

The project is being led by Network Rail and supported by the East West Rail group a consortium of local authorities and businesses.

The plan is divided into three sections:

  • Western section from Oxford to Bedford on existing lines;
  • Central section from Bedford to Cambridge using some existing lines together with a new section;
  • Eastern section from Cambridge to Norwich, Felixstowe, and Ipswich on existing lines.

The western section has been approved by the Government. The preferred corridor of the central section has been confirmed and work is ongoing to determine the final route including the new section which will link the route to the existing network in the Cambridge area. Official reports are leaning towards the route joining the Cambridge-Hitchin line in the Foxton area. 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 has been put forward by CamBedRailRoad (CBRR). The CBRR proposal has the support of our MP, Heidi Allen, and CBRR have been engaging with local communities and parish councils campaigning for support. Further information can be found here.

A public consultation on final proposals is expected in 2019.   


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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Melbourn Youth Club Winter Term Timetable and Events  Melbourn Youth Club Winter Term Timetable and Events  »  (18 January)
Christmas Bin Collection  Christmas Bin Collection  »  (12 December)
New Train Timetable  New Train Timetable  »  (9 December)
3 to 5 December: Station Road Carriageway Patching & Kerbing 9.30 to 3.30 pm  3 to 5 December: Station Road Carriageway Patching & Kerbing 9.30 to 3.30 pm  »  (3 December)
Foxton Community Broadband Update  Foxton Community Broadband Update  »  (26 November)

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  Land belonging to Church and adjoining 54 High Street, Foxton, CB22 6RP  »  (S/4340/18/TC)
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  Former cement works, Barrington Cement Plant, Haslingfied Road, Barrington, CB22 4RQ  »  (S/4148/18/DC)
Discharge of conditions 5 (construction environmen...
  Recreation Ground, Hardman Road, Foxton  »  (S/4306/18/TP)
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