Trumpington Residents' Association
Trumpington Village Sign unveiled June 2010, designed by Sheila Betts.
Next meeting of Trumpington Residents' Association:
7:30 pm, 30 April 2014, Fawcett School

updated 1 April 2014

The next monthly meeting will be at Fawcett School. For more information, contact Liz Woodham, If you would like to join the Association, please complete the membership form.
Residents' Association
Trumpington Pavilion
For events at
Trumpington Pavilion, see the What's On page. Other events include:

31 May 2014: Garage Sale Trail, based around Trumpington Pavilion from 2 pm. For information, please contact Elizabeth Cox or Liz Woodham.

4 June 2014: Southern Fringe Community Forum, details to be confirmed.

7 July 2014: the Tour de France will be passing through Trumpington, along Trumpington Road, High Street, Shelford Road. See City Council web page.

19 July 2014: summer trip to Hunstanton, details available in the spring.

25 October 2014: Autumn Fair, Trumpington Pavilion.
Local facilities
Local transport
Clay Farm development
Trumpington Meadows development
Glebe Farm development
Addenbrooke's Hospital development
No additional development at Trumpington Meadows
updated 5 December 2013

Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council are developing new Local Plans, supported by the County Council which is developing a transport strategy for the area. During the consultation on these plans, there has been widespread opposition in Trumpington, the city and the neighbouring villages to the potential development of 450 homes and a sports complex in a Green Belt location off Hauxton Road, Trumpington (Trumpington Meadows). In the draft Cambridge Local Plan, the City Council has concluded that it is "not satisfied that a compelling case exists for the need for a community stadium in a Green Belt location" and "Opportunities have been taken at Trumpington to shape a new Green Belt edge, which enhances the landscape setting of the city, as well as enhancing opportunities for recreational access" (
Draft Local Plan, paras 2.56 and 2.59). Local residents have welcomed these conclusions against any further development in the local Green Belt. See the separate page about the threatened additional developments.

Street naming award
updated 6 December 2013

On 21 November 2013, the Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Paul Saunders, presented awards to the Trumpington Residents' Association and the Trumpington Local History Group to commemorate the way the City Council and the two groups have worked together in the
naming of streets in the new housing developments (Clay Farm, Glebe Farm and Trumpington Meadows).

Trumpington History Trails
updated 22 April 2013

The Residents' Association and the Trumpington Local History Group are developing a series of history trails around Trumpington, the first of which is now available, see
History Trails.

Trumpington Online
updated 12 June 2012

Trumpington Online web site is now available.

Affordable homes in Trumpington
updated 25 September 2012

CPL is promoting the
affordable homes on the three sites in Trumpington: Clay Farm, Glebe Farm and Trumpington Meadows. The options are affordable rent and shared ownership.

Community Notice-board
updated 12 March 2012

The community notice-board is available for use by local groups: on the green in front of the shops on Anstey Way. The notice-board was funded by contributions from the Trumpington Residents’ Association, Trumpington Parochial Charity, Cambridge City Council and local individuals. If you want to display a notice within the board, the key can be obtained from the Bun Shop or
Philippa (tel 701733).

Trumpington Pavilion, King George V Playing Field
updated 6 December 2013

The Association manages
Trumpington Pavilion in partnership with the City Council. For more information, contact the manager: email: pavilion, tel.: 01223 847433.

Education provision

updated 22 April 2013

Children's Centre at Fawcett School serves the Southern Fringe, as a base for services in Newnham, Hauxton and parts of the Shelfords as well as Trumpington.

The County Council is planning an extension to Fawcett School, new primary schools at Trumpington Meadows and Clay Farm and a new secondary school at Clay Farm. As part of the consultation process, it produced a
background document, with information about existing educational provision, forecasts for future needs, details of the new educational facilities, the statutory process for establishing these facilities and a comments sheet.

The new
Trumpington Meadows Primary School opened in September 2013 after a 12 months construction project. The school is part of a federation with Fawcett Primary School..

The City of Cambridge Education Foundation (currently responsible for Parkside and Coleridge) is developing the design for the new
Trumpington Secondary School to be located near the Community Centre on Clay Farm. The planning application for this school was approved on 17 April 2013.

Addenbrooke's Road

update 28 October 2010

Addenbrooke's Road opened on 27 October 2010, see
County Council web site and report in the Cambridge News. The road runs from Hauxton Road to a roundabout beyond Shelford Road and there to Addenbrooke's Hospital, with access restrictions through the hospital. The Addenbrooke's 2020 developers have constructed Francis Crick Avenue to link with the access road. The M11/A10 junction is also being upgraded, with traffic signals and some widening. Landscaping work is taking place. See the photo diary of the construction work.

In June 2010, the
Local History Group had a visit to the road bridge over the railway.

The plans for public art along the road include a
Time Line Tree wood carving with significant dates in Trumpington's history and a metal tree to be placed to the east of the railway line. See the public art page for photographs and a report on the Time Line tree. The metal tree was originally to have been placed in Trumpington, where the Residents' Association felt it was inappropriate.

The Local transport and Addenbrooke's Hospital pages have more information.

Cambridgeshire Guided Busway

update 18 August 2011

Bus services started on the Guided Busway on
7 August 2011. The Cambridgeshire Guided Busway has been constructed through Trumpington, from the Park & Ride site to Addenbrooke's Hospital, the railway station and city centre. Work started in the Trumpington area in April 2007, with the construction of an underpass on Long Road, a bridge over the railway to Addenbrooke's Hospital and clearance in the old railway cutting. During 2010, the track was installed through Trumpington to the station (see photos). The Local transport and Addenbrooke's Hospital pages have more information.

Clay Farm and Glebe Farm developments

updated 16 October 2010

In October 2010, Cambridgeshire Horizons awarded £8 million to enable construction work to get underway on the Clay Farm and Glebe Farm developments. The developer -
Countryside Properties - announced that it would use 'Great Kneighton' as the marketing name for Clay Farm and Glebe Farm, reported in the Cambridge News on 7 October 2010.

The Residents' Association welcomed the investment but strongly disagreed with the decision on the marketing name, which is an inappropriate and historically inaccurate name which detracts from the community's sense of place and belonging. The Association's response was reported in the
Cambridge News on 11 October 2010. The Association will continue to work with Local and Executive Councillors and officers in Cambridge City Council to ensure that the development is integrated into the existing community of Trumpington and that the area and facilities within the new developments are named appropriately.

Clay Farm/Showground development

updated 9 December 2011

Countyside contact:
James Blair, Clerk of Works, 01277 260000, mobile 07725 859445.
Great Kneighton web site has marketing information. Our Clay Farm page has background and images. The City Council Growth Areas page is regularly updated.

The outline planning application for the Clay Farm/Showground development was approved by the
Joint Development Control Committee on 14 May 2008 and the outline planning agreement and S106 agreement was signed in August 2010. The May 2008 report to the Committee has extensive information about the application, the responses from statutory bodies, local residents and others and the conditions which were approved by the Committee. The updated planning application is available on the Clay Farm Web site.

In May 2009, Countryside submitted a planning application for the spine road through the site. The original application is on the
Clay Farm Web site and the Association has a set for local reference. Revisions were issued in December 2009 and April 2010. This was also approved in August 2010.

A number of staff from Countryside Properties gave a presentation to the Association on 26 January 2011: see this
presentation (14 MB Power Point file) for a copy of the slides shown at the meeting.

Countryside is building the housing area around the Addenbrooke's roundabout where work started late 2011.

Skanska is building two housing areas: south of Addenbrooke's Road (Seven Acres) starting early 2012 and south of Long Road.

See the statement above about the naming of the development.

archaeological investigations were carried out in 2010-2011.

Trumpington Meadows development

updated 1 December 2011

Martin Hunter, Site Project Manager, mobile 07766 725890.

The outline planning application for Trumpington Meadows was approved at the Joint Development Control Committee on 20 February 2008. Permission to proceed with the outline application was given in October 2009, after the S106 agreement was completed. Staff from Grosvenor and USS gave a presentation about the plans to the Association in March 2010. Barratt's has been appointed as the builder for the first phase, the village quarter and tree clearance has been carried out for the northern access road off Hauxton Road. Work is also underway on the development of the country park along the river. The landscaping of the park was approved by the Joint Development Control Committee on 2 November, with more research into the control of noise. The City Council and
District Council (search for S/1113/10 for country park) have information about the application on their Web sites and a full set of documents has been given to the Residents' Association.

There was a public art walk around the development and the country park on 9 October 2011,
The Do (8MB PDF), thanks to Sam Wilkinson, InSite Arts, and Caroline Wright.

The Trumpington Meadows page has further information. See also the City Council
Growth Areas page which is regularly updated.

archaeological work was carried out in 2010-11.

Glebe Farm development

update 9 December 2011

Countryside contact:
Steve Clarke, Project Manager, 01277 697535, mobile 07739 511565.
See Countryside's
Novo web site for marketing information. Our Glebe Farm page has more background and images. The City Council Growth Areas page is regularly updated.

The full planning application for Glebe Farm was approved by the Joint Development Control Committee on 21 April 2010 and the outline planning agreement and S106 agreement was
signed in August 2010. The outline application had been submitted to the City Council on 11 March 2008. An amended application was submitted on 11 August 2008 (copy held at the Pavilion): the Association responded with some remaining concerns. This application was approved by the Joint Development Control Committee on 2 October 2008. Countryside Properties gave a presentation about the detailed design to the June 2009 meeting of the Association. They submitted a full application in December 2009 (copy held at the Pavilion): the Association response was submitted in January 2010, with the main concern being phasing. The Council received amendments to these plans on 8 March 2010 (copy also held) and the Association has made a further response.

A number of staff from Countryside Properties gave a presentation to the Association on 26 January 2011: see the presentation referred to above (Clay Farm) for a copy of the slides shown at the meeting. See also the statement above about the name of the development.

Household Recycling Centre

updated 9 November 2011

At its meeting on 13 October 2009, the County Council selected an area of Green Belt to the south of Addenbrooke's Road, between Hauxton Road and Shelford Road, as its preferred location for the Southern Fringe household recycling centre. There was an Examination in Public in late 2010 and a review of the specific site proposals in June 2011. The Inspector rejected the site to the south of Addenbrooke's Road, a final decision which is binding on the County Council (see the
Final Report, paras 48-66). The Inspector referred to this site as ‘the most contentious allocation in the Plan’.

Addenbrooke's Hospital/Cambridge Biomedical Campus development

updated 24 June 2013

The outline planning application for the Addenbrooke's 2020 Vision (06/0796/FUL) and the full application for the Medical Research Centre (07/0651/FUL) were approved by the City Council Planning Committee on 7 November 2007. The Addenbrooke's 2020 application proposes up to 215,000 sq.m. of floorspace for clinical, biomedical and biotech research and development. The Medical Research Centre development was the replacement of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology building. The LMB building opened 2013, with a public Open Day on 22 June 2013. The extended site is served by the Busway and Addenbrooke's Road. The Addenbrooke's Hospital page has more information.
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