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Trumpington Village Sign unveiled June 2010, designed by Sheila Betts.
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Trumpington War Memorial, September 2007 Trumpington today

Trumpington is primarily a residential area, with a number of businesses and farm activities. The original heart of the village - around the High Street, Church Lane and Maris Lane - expanded during the 20th century, with ribbon development along the main roads and housing to the east of the High Street and to the north of Long Road. Recent housing developments include a new apartment block on the Whitlocks site in the High Street, the Orangery apartments in the grounds of Old Mill House at the western end of Long Road and new apartments at Meadowcroft in Trumpington Road.

The area is popular with people working at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University and science and biomedical centres such as the Sanger Institute, all of which have expanded significantly in recent years.

There is a nucleus of shops and pubs in the centre of the village, including a crescent of local shops at Anstey Way. There is a Waitrose supermarket and John Lewis service centre off Hauxton Road.

The Village Hall opened in 1908 and has continued as a centre of the community for 100 years. Trumpington Pavilion was originally built in the 1950s; it was completely renovated and extended in 2009.

Fawcett School is the local primary school, at the end of Alpha Terrace. The area also has a number of private schools, between the village and the city centre.

Through traffic was eased by the opening of M11 to the south west of the village in the 1970s, although the growth in commuter traffic through Trumpington into Cambridge has led to significant congestion on the main roads. The Trumpington Park & Ride site was developed at the south west entrance to the village in the 1990s.

There is a substantial area of farmland to the west of Trumpington Road as far as the River Cam and another green wedge on the east side of the village, either side of Hobson's Brook and the Vicar's Brook. There is a small local nature reserve at Byron's Pool, to the south of the bridge to Grantchester.
New village sign, June 2010.
New village sign. Photo: Andrew Roberts, June 2010. Trumpington War Memorial. Photo: Andrew Roberts, September 2007.
Local shops and community notice-board, Anstey Way, October 2010.
Local shops and community notice-board, Anstey Way, Trumpington. Photo: Andrew Roberts, October 2010.
Trumpington Pavilion: the entrance and frontage, 29 July 2009. Photo: Stephen Brown.
Trumpington Pavilion. Photo: Stephen Brown, July 2009.
Fields at Clay Farm, near the track from Paget Close to Addenbrooke's, August 2007
Trumpington in the future

The
Cambridge and Peterborough Structure Plan, 2003, identified land in Trumpington which could be released from the Green Belt. The shape of development was defined in the Cambridge Local Plan and the Southern Fringe Area Development Framework, published by Cambridge City Council in 2006. The Area Development Framework has a map showing the main development sites (page 9). There is also a draft Landscape and Open Space strategy.

In addition, the
Cambridge Southern Fringe Area Action Plan (AAP) sets out the policy of South Cambridgeshire District Council. A draft AAP was submitted to the government in January 2006 and was examined by inspectors in June 2007. The District Council has received a draft of the inspector's report, a summary of which is available. This plan has most effect on the area to the south west of Trumpington and south of Addenbrooke's Hospital.

The City Council, District Council and County Council have established a Joint Planning Committee to take decisions on the urban extensions to Cambridge. Aspects of the developments are being coordinated by
Cambridgeshire Horizons.

In response to these planning changes, three major housing developments have been proposed:

Clay Farm and the Showground, to the east of the village, in the area between Long Road, Shelford Road and the railway line (Countryside Properties)
Trumpington Meadows, to the southwest of the current village, between Hauxton Road and the river (Grosvenor and USS)
Glebe Farm, to the south of the village, between Hauxton Road and Shelford Road (Countryside Properties)

The
TRA Development Report published in 2004 pressed for the inclusion of community, health and environmental facilities as part of the development. These facilities have been incorporated in the Clay Farm and Trumpington Meadows plans.

Another development with a major impact on Trumpington is expansion of the Addenbrooke's Hospital site (Addenbrooke's NHS Trust). The
Addenbrooke's 2020 Vision is transforming the site into the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, extending to the west from the current site to the railway.

The
Trumpington Park & Ride site will be the southern terminus of the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway, planned for completion in 2011?, with a main route to Cambridge station and city centre and a spur to Addenbrooke's Hospital. In addition, the Addenbrooke's Road is opening in October 2010, from Hauxton Road to Shelford Road and then Addenbrooke's Hospital. This will provide the southern access into the Clay Farm site, with a spine road running north through the site to Long Road. There will be a further spine road in the Trumpington Meadows site.
Harvested fields at Clay Farm, near the track from Paget Close to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Photo: Andrew Roberts, August 2007.
The former PBI/Monsanto site, looking towards the Trumpington Park & Ride, September 2007
The Trumpington Meadows site, looking across the former PBI fields towards the Park & Ride site. Photo: Andrew Roberts, September 2007.
Field between Addenbrooke's Hospital and the railway line, August 2007
Harvested field between Addenbrooke’s Hospital and railway line, looking east towards Addenbrooke’s. Photo: Andrew Roberts, August 2007
Line of the old railway, before work starts on the Guided Busway, August 2007
The old railway line, looking north east near the track from the allotments to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, before work starts on the Guided Busway. Photo: Andrew Roberts, August 2007.
Trumpington in the past

There were Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman settlements in the Trumpington area, new evidence for which has been identified during excavations on the Clay Farm and Trumpington Meadows development sites.

By 1085, Trumpington was a thriving community, referred to in the Domesday Book.

The oldest parts of Trumpington are along High Street, Church Lane and Maris Lane. The Church of St Mary and St Michael and its elegant vicarage are complemented by the Old House, Maris House, Anstey Hall and Trumpington Hall and several buildings on High Street. Trumpington Hall has retained a large area of parkland reaching to the river, while Anstey Hall is now a wedding and events venue.

Trumpington remained a predominantly agricultural village until the 20th century, with a number of farms in the village. There were herds of cattle and flocks of sheep as well as a wide range of crops. Most men worked locally on the farms, in the gardens and in small businesses. The leading occupation for women was as a laundress, but there was also domestic service, particularly for the young and single women.
Trumpington Church from the north east, September 2007
Trumpington Church from the north east. Photo: Stephen Brown, September 2007.
Church Lane, Trumpington, September 2007
Church Lane, Trumpington. Photo: Stephen Brown, September 2007.
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