Retirement Village - Appeal Updates



Register to Attend 

Dear Residents

The appeal hearing for the proposed retirement village, on the land at the rear of 163 to 187 High Street Bottisham, will take place from Tuesday 25th January - Thursday 3rd February inclusive.

Take Part In Meeting - Register in Advance

  • If you wish to take an active part in the inquiry, you will need to pre-register by e-mailing: .
  • There is no deadline to register but clearly before Tuesday 25th January.  
  • You will need to provide the following information to allow East Cambs D C to send the meeting information and joining instructions:
  • Your name (as it will be shown when you login to the Zoom meeting - If they are unable to match your name you may not be allowed into the meeting)
  • The appeal you are interested in (21/00033/REFAPP)
  • The email address you wish to have the meeting information sent to

Observe Meeting On YouTube - 25th January AM

  • If you wish to observe the event you can watch on East Cambridgeshire District Council’s YouTube channel.
  • A link will be published on the council’s website at: .
  • Along with access to the core documents library and any other relevant information via this link.
  • The link to the youtube channel will be published on the morning of 25 January when the inquiry starts.

Planning Background

Development of retirement care village in class C2 comprising housing with care, communal health, wellbeing and leisure facilities; and C3 affordable dwellings (compromising up to 30% on-site provision), public open space, play provision, landscaping, car parking, access and associated development.

As you are aware the original planning application was refused by East Cambs District Council (ECDC), and was again refused on a subsequent appeal. Both ECDC and Bottisham Parish Council and the Bottisham Medical Practice maintained their position in strongly opposing this development on the Green Belt and have submitted documentation to support this opposition. Many residents have supported this with adding their reasons for objecting and we, along with the Medical Practice, would like to thank you for your support and commitment to helping maintaining our village with Green Belt land.

Details of the Application / Appeal

  • Land Rear Of 163 To 187 High Street, Bottisham
  • (Planning Ref: 20/00296/OUM, Appeal Ref: 21/00033/REFAPP)
  • Planning Inspectorate Ref: APP/V0510/W/21/3282241
  • Appellant: Axis LP On Behalf Of Bottisham Farming Ltd
  • Starting 25 January 2022 - 10:00am.
  • Other planned dates include 26, 27, 28 January 2022 & 1, 2, 3 February 2022.

Documentation, along with the appeal dates, can be found on the ECDC website:

The core documents are available now on the council’s website:

Reference Number 

  • 21/00033/REFAPP

Additional Documents