Bourn Airfield plans go on public display

1 March 2018

Countryside, the award-winning developer that is promoting a new settlement at Bourn Airfield, has announced that it will be holding two public exhibitions to give residents, parish councillors and other stakeholders an opportunity to view and comment on the initial plans and to meet the team behind the scheme.

The public consultation events will take place between:

  • 12pm-6pm, Friday 9th March 2018, at The Cambridge Belfry, Back Lane, Cambourne, CB23 6BW.
  • 10am-2pm, Saturday 10th March 2018, at Bourn Airfield (entrance via Broadway), CB23 2TQ. (refreshments will be available at the public exhibition at Bourn Airfield).

Andrew Taylor, Director and Head of Planning at Countryside, said,

“Countryside is passionate about the environments we create and involving local communities in the planning process. We do hope that people will come along to these exhibitions next weekend and offer their thoughts on how our scheme should be developed.  We are keen to listen to local people, to hear their thoughts and to understand their hopes and aspirations for the Bourn Airfield development.”

Bourn Airfield is a 270-hectare site, between Cambourne and Caldecote, just 6 miles from Cambridge City Centre.  A former World War II Airfield, the site is currently farmed alongside a mix of commercial uses and a recreational flying club. 

The site has been allocated by South Cambridgeshire District Council in the emerging Local Plan for the development of a new settlement, which provides the potential for:

  • A new village of 3,500 new homes, providing a mix of housing types and size;
  • A village centre to include shops, services and leisure opportunities;
  • Community services to include new health facilities, two primary schools and a secondary school;
  • Open space, sports and leisure facilities;
  • Strategic landscaping to deliver a high quality landscaped setting around the boundary of the settlement and the retention of existing woods, hedges and water features; and
  • Excellence in sustainable development and healthier living.

Information about the plans and an opportunity to comment online will also be available on a new dedicated project website – www.bournairfield.co.uk