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Bottisham Parish Council

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(Bottisham Parish Council)

This website, hopefully, enables you to catch up on how Bottisham Parish Council is serving you along with lots of other useful information about Bottisham. This site also includes all the agendas, minutes of Parish Council Meetings and Councillor contact details. If there is anything that you feel the Council should be aware of or where it can help or support you, then please contact the Parish Council.

All members of the public are entitled to attend the meeting and you are cordially invited by the Council to do so. Time will be set aside prior to the published agenda to enable informal discussion to take place. You can find out more by reading our meeting Agendas and meeting minutes If you would like to come along we kindly ask you to email the clerk to advise of your attendance please.

You can email the clerk for any information and help regarding Parish Council minutes, agendas and upcoming meetings or questions or issues you would like to raise or addressed about the Parish Council or Bottisham Village.

Next Meeting

5th June 2023

Poppy Room, Bottisham Sports & Social Club

Latest News

Retirement Village - Update



May 2023
No Retirement Village

An Update on Proposed Retirement Village off High Street, Bottisham. 

Long read so apologies but rather provide you with as much detail as we can. 

So ... As you know landowners and their associated developers (Applicants), earlier in February of this year. re-submitted an application to build a retirement village in Bottisham. This was simply a re-submission of the previous application with very little or substantial changes.  

The original planning application was refused by East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC), and was again refused on a subsequent appeal. This appeal and court proceedings took place In February 2022 whereby the Planning Inspector decided it was not a valid application for various reasons including not permissible for building on Green Belt land. 

All previous planning documents and court hearings can be found on (ECDC) website. Both ECDC and Bottisham Parish Council and the Medical Practice are maintaining their position in strongly opposing this development.

However ... an update for you. 

1) Objections and/or support can still be lodged with ECDC. Currently we have no deadline date for these. Once you have lodged this objection/support it will be uploaded to the ECDC planning website associated to that relevant planning proposal. 

To post:  

Mr Andrew Phillips, Planning Team Leader 
Planning Department
East Cambridgeshire District Council
The Grange
Nutholt Lane

To email: andrew.phillips@eastcambs.gov.uk


Reference: 23/00205/OUM, Retirement Village Bottisham

https://tinyurl.com/mv8vyj9p Retirement Village Planning Application

2) The applicants have been notified by ECDC Planning Lead that they have to make a more robust argument to support their application. All parties are awaiting a response on this. The applicants don’t have to submit any changes but are likely aware that this will potentially negatively impact on the decision. 

3) The objection of this planning proposal has the full support and weight of our local MP Lucy Frazer. This supporting letter can also be found on the ECDC website. 

4) Unfortunately, we were advised that this would go to ECDC Planning Committee in July. However, due to local elections and other commitments this has been delayed. We are advised now (as of 22nd May) that this is likely to be August-September.We have requested that we be updated regularly on this Planning Committee timeframe so that residents can either attend in person to object / support and present their case and ask questions or alternatively can listen via live YouTube link. We will keep you abreast as we hear further. 

To remind you of Bottisham Parish Council objections these are as follows:

  • There is still a substantial encroachment into the Green Belt
  • The building height planned to be reduced from 15m to 10m
  • The Affordable house provision is reduced from 51 to 32 - however the new Bell Road development has 100% affordable houses therefore the village’s requirement has already been covered for several years ahead
  • The entrance and exit are still from the High Street with poor width and visibility splays
  • C2 and C3 care provision has not changed – we already have 3 care facilities with spare capacity and a shortage of staff
  • Bottisham Medical Practice will still be overwhelmed providing primary care service for the new extra elderly population and objected in 2022
  • Carbon footprint will be severely impacted with several hundred additional vehicles

Refuse Reminder - Bank Holiday



May 2023
Bin Bank holiday 2023

Residents are reminded that bins and bags will be collected one day later next week owing to the Spring bank holiday on Monday 29th May.

Please make sure that your bin/bag is on your boundary by 7:00am on the day of collection.

Please ensure that your bin is brought in at the earliest opportunity and not left blocking pathways or roads.  

Please also try and place your bin bag on top of your bin so that it may prevent wildlife accessing it!  Also be considerate with your neighbours and if your bin is "attacked by wildlife" either clear up if possible or report it to East Cambs Recylces or email East Cambridgeshire District Council who are have a responsibility for clearing / cleaning up spilt rubbish from bin bags on the day.  

Supermarket Vouchers - Eligible Families



May 2023
Supermarket Vouchers

£15 school holiday supermarket vouchers for eligible families will be sent via email or text by 27 May and must be claimed by 30 June – don’t miss out visit:  https://pulse.ly/jfv0zz012i