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, welcome to Foxton Parish Council websiteSun, 16th December 2018

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.


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 - Public Consultation 28 November

There will be a public consultation by Hill Residential Ltd about the scheme for 22 houses on land off Station Road (behind the press cottages) on Wednesday 28th November 2018 from 4.00pm to 8.00pm 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.

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your say!

Click here to see location of proposed development.


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.

If you would like to provide feedback to the Greater Cambridge Partnership please contact them on: 

Email:  contactus@greatercambridge.org.uk

Phone:01223 699906

Address: Greater Cambridge Partnership, SH1317, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP


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 now gone to appeal.

If you would like to make any comments go to https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk  or email (as below) or write with 3 copies to The Planning Inspectorate, Room 3c Eagle Way, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN.

It is important that you put the correct Appeal Reference on your comments. These are:

32 houses -     Ref: APP/W0530/W/18/3208415      email: east1@pins.gsi.gov.uk

(Deadline for response 22 November 2018)

Grain Store –  Ref: APP/W0530/W/18/3210962      email: west2@pins.gsi.gov.uk

5 houses -       Ref: APP/W0530/W/18/3210962      email:  east1@pins.gsi.gov.uk

(Deadline for responses 26 November 2018)

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


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: http://scambs.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=410&MId=7251&Ver=4


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 SouthamptonCentral, and Ipswich or Norwich via Reading, Didcot and Ely using existing onward lines. 

The project if being led by Network Rail (https://www.networkrail.co.uk/our-railway-upgrade-plan/key-projects/east-west-rail/central-section/) and supported by the East West Rail group (https://www.eastwestrail.org.uk) 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 exiting 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 on their website: http://www.cambedrailroad.org

A public consultation on final proposals is expected in 2019.   


Rail Disruption

With regard to the recent disruptions in rail service 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.

The full interim timetable that came into service on 15th July can be found here. The focus of the 15th July timetable is reliability and stability of peak services. Whilst some improvements to peak services can be expected during the year to December, off peak services are likely to remain as per the 15th July timetable until December. Weekend services are expected to be less stable because of planned engineering work. The advice is to check before you travel. A Timetable extract for Cambridge, Foxton, Meldreth, Shepreth, Royston and Kings Cross can be found here.

Up-to-date information is available via the Meldreth Shepreth Foxton Rail Facebook Page 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.


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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