A new town development of 25000 houses has been proposed on land that is roughly encircled by Barrington, Foxton, Shepreth, Meldreth, Bassingbourn, Whaddon, Wimpole and Orwell. This number of new houses and associated infrastructure is about half the size of Cambridge, so it would impact all these parishes, and existing cycling commuting and leisure routes in the area. Plans are a a very early stage, but the concept has so far caused concern at district and parish levels. A South West Cambridgeshire Action Group has been set up with representation from each of the parishes in the footprint. A first meeting has been held. The development promises a zero carbon footprint and green transport links.
Early days for detailed cycle campaigning input, so this is a placeholder to start discussions.