Stop building homes and give us facilities, demands new group

A NEW action group is campaigning for building work to stop in Cambourne until more community facilities are provided. Every home in Cambourne is set to receive an unofficial consultation leaflet in the coming weeks inviting them to support the Save Jeavo

A NEW action group is campaigning for building work to stop in Cambourne until more community facilities are provided.

Every home in Cambourne is set to receive an unofficial consultation leaflet in the coming weeks inviting them to support the Save Jeavons Wood and Stop the Consortium Action Group.

The group's aim is to persuade the developers to relocate the village's third primary school away from Jeavons Wood. And it believes any house building should be halted until more community facilities are provided.

A spokesman for the group, which claims about 150 members, said: "It is an absolutely ridiculous place to put a school. We are all very anger about this and what angers us most is no one seems to be listening to us."


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He added: "We have got to get the people to stand up and say 'enough is enough, stop building houses and start providing the facilities you promised us when we moved to Cambourne'.

"Wherever happened to our golf course, church and sports centre?"

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Cambourne parish councillor, Cllr Roger Hume, applauded the action group for its determination. He told The Hunts Post: "I am quite delighted that residents are once again taking action to ensure to the concept we all bought into is achieved.

"The area is under pressure from three directions with developers flying kites to try and grow Cambourne, east west and north."

In response to the actions of the group, Cambourne's project director David Chare said the village "already has far more facilities than most comparable settlements".

Mr Chare said: "We note that while the 'action group' is asking for the third primary school to be reconsidered, which would cause long delays it is also asking for more facilities to be built as soon as possible."

He added: "Concerning the siting of the third school on part of the Jeavon land we can only repeat what we have said on numerous occasions that the land was originally, and indeed still is, pinpointed for development. The plans which are being considered by SCDC only utilise half the site leaving the rest for communal use."

Mr Chare said work is due to start a sports centre within six weeks.

A spokesman for South Cambridgeshire District Council said anyone with queries regarding the progress of Cambourne developments should e-mail majordevelopments@scambs.gov.uk

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