Cambourne to Cambridge Busway Meeting 7th March

The meeting has been organised by a group of Hardwick residents and is to be chaired by Hardwick District Councillor Grenville Chamberlain.

A representative from the City Deal will also attend to outline their proposals and the impact on Hardwick village.


  1. What are the proposed routes for the busway?
  2. How will the routes affect Hardwick?
  3. Will the bus stop in Hardwick?
  4. Will the Citi 4 schedule be affected?
  5. Will the Citi 4 be cancelled?
  6. Could the Citi 4 be rerouted to include Caldecote and Hardwick villages to enable more villagers access to buses?
  7. How many buses will there be an hour?
  8. If Cambourne builds another 2,300 houses how many more buses will there be an hour?
  9. What type of engine will the buses have regarding pollution?
  10. How noisy will the buses be?
  11. How much pollution will there be from the busway?
  12. What type of pollution and sound barriers are proposed between the houses on St. Neots road and the A428 if the current trees and fencing are removed to make way for a bus way?
  13. What safety barrier will there be between the bus way and the current road to stop vehicles using the busway?
  14. Would there be any speed restrictions/calming, if yes what?
  15. Would the busway be lit?


Ashley Heller, Adrian Shepherd, the City Deal board and our local MP Heidi Allen have all been informed and invited to attend the meeting.

If you have any further questions to add to the list please email:



 Tuesday 7 MARCH 2017, 7.00pm

Parish Council Meeting Papers 2017

January 2017Meeting Papers Coalition of Councils

January 2017 (Budget meeting)Meeting Papers

February 2017Meeting Papers

March 2017Meeting Papers

April  2017Meeting Papers

Annual Parish Meeting

May 2017Meeting Papers extra 1 extra 2

June 2017Meeting Papers -playground inspection report 1 2 3 4 5

July 2017 Meeting Papers – Additional Papers

August 2017Meeting Papers

September 2017Meeting Papers

October 2017Meeting Papers

November 2017Meeting Papers

December 2017 – Meeting Papers





St Neots Road – planning applications for warehouses and container storage

Planning applications have been submitted for three warehouses S/2409/16/OL and for a container storage area S/3585/16/FL on the strip of land between the Dry Drayton and Caldecote roundabouts and bounded by the A428 and St Neots Road. Details are on the South Cambs DC website.

Technically this land is in Dry Drayton parish – but of course it is cut off from the rest of Dry Drayton by the A428 and only affects Hardwick and Caldecote. Since it is in Dry Drayton I fear that Hardwick residents might be unaware of the proposals so I am drawing this to your attention in case any Hardwick residents wish to make any comments.

Steve Rose
Hardwick Parish Council

December Parish Meeting Report

6 Parish Councillors and 5 member of the community attended the December meeting.

During the public session Grenville Chamberlain, our District councillor, carefully explained the reasons for the burnt out building on St. Neots Rd not yet having been demolished.

It needs a certificate of authorised demolition to be taken down and this can only be given once the gas supply is disconnected. A date with the gas supplier was agreed and for reasons unknown to us the gas company did not turn up. The adjoining business will have to have their gas supply temporarily stopped for a few days while this operation takes place and they have only agreed to this once heating for their business is no longer needed. A new date is set for May 2017. Both the Parish Council and Grenville are powerless in this situation but enquiries will be made as to whether portable heaters could be supplied sooner to bring the date forward.

2 councillors have offered their resignation since the last meeting and there will either be a by-election or co-option to replace them.

Hardwick Playparks group presented their new design and new footprint for the improvement of the Egremont Rd play area. The PC didn’t challenge the plans and will wait for a like for like quote for the first stage of work and advice from the clerk.

Carter Jonas responded to the objections from the PC to the Grace Crescent development after listening to their response the PC still objected on transport grounds and parking for residents of Grace Crescent but did acknowledge the provision of facilities for the community.

Tony Gill will talk to Radio Cambridge regarding the cuts to road gritting through Hardwick and shortly after the meeting the County Council agreed to keep Hardwick to Comberton on its gritting route.

An outline planning permission for 155 dwellings off St. Neots Rd has been submitted to the planning department. There was a lengthy discussion and the PC objected initially on the grounds that there is not enough information regarding planning obligations and we will reply once these are given to us by the planner.

The new possible routes for the busway which will connect Cambourne and Cambridge via Hardwick were discussed and residents views were considered. A likely route is between the A428 and St.Neots Rd. which is quite narrow in places but with good landscaping, sound barriers and a stop for Hardwick is the preferred route of the PC.

The next meeting is 24th January at 7pm and a budget planning meeting on 31st January also at 7pm.