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Great Shelford planning news

Controversial plans to open a drive-through blood testing unit in Great Shelford have been approved.

Changing the use of agricultural land and a barn at Magog Court, Hinton Way, Great Shelford was given the go ahead by South Cambs Councillors on November 8.


Local residents have complained that it is unsuitable development on a Green Belt site and would create extra traffic on Hinton Way.

Posted Nov 8 2023.

Great Shelford planning news

Shelford Rugby Club wants to install a shipping container to be used as a pizza kitchen.

The Parish Council supports the proposal.


The final decision will be taken by South Cambs District Council.

Major housing developments for more than 1,000 new homes have been proposed for Great Shelford.

Sites include Shelford Rugby Club and the Camping and Caravan Site off Cambridge Road are included in the proposals.

Up to 40 homes are proposed for the Grange Field, which could lead to an extension of the Recreation Ground.

The proposals include:

Cambridge South on land south of Addenbrooke's Road and east of M11 - 1,250 homes

The Camping and Caravanning Club Limited east of Cabbage Moor, Great Shelford -

400 homes

Land south of Granhams Farm, Great Shelford - 250 dwellings

Land west of Hinton Way, Great Shelford - 200 homes

Land off Cambridge Road, Gt Shelford - up to 120 homes 

The Davey Field, Cambridge Rd, Great Shelford - up to 87 homes

Land off Cabbage Moor, Great Shelford - up to 70 homes

Land east of Hinton Road, Great Shelford - up to 50 new homes

Grange Field, Church Street, Great Shelford adjoining the Rec - 40 homes and possible extension to the Rec

Land west of Granhams Farm, Great Shelford - 30 homes

Cambridge Road Great Shelford - 25 homes or retirement/care village

Scotsdales - New homes

Land at Whitefields, Hinton Way, Great Shelford - housing/ retirement village

Cabbage Moor - 5 homes.

The suggested developments are a long way from reality. The proposals have been made as part of a ‘First Conversation’ consultation to create a new Local Plan for the area by 2023.

Developers and landowners have put forward their initial proposals for homes across sites in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire.

The first wave of the consultation took place in January and February. The next public consultation stage is planned for Autumn 2021.

These proposals are not planning applications. Councils stress that none of the suggested sites have any real planning status at this stage and far more land for development has been suggested than will be required to meet the area’s housing needs.

The Greater Cambridge Local Plan will set out where development in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire is allowed to happen, and what it should include – such as homes, business space, community facilities, shops, leisure facilities and green spaces. It will guide how development should help address current and future environmental, social and economic issues.

You can read the responses and a summary report on the Greater Cambridge Planning Service website: (The site can be challenging to navigate - you may find it easier to click on the links within the story to read about specific proposed schemes.)

map of all the proposals can be seen here.

You can have your say about the proposals by contacting South Cambridgeshire District Councillors Peter Fane or Nick Semple or Great Shelford Parish Council.

Read the coverage in the Cambridge Independent.

 Posted September 18 2020


On any planning application, you can make representations to any parish councillor. 

While the Parish Council will take a view on most applications, the final decision will be made by South Cambridgeshire District Council. You can find details for your three district councillors below.


District Councillors for South Cambridgeshire District Council


Peter Fane
Tel.01223 843861
Mob. 07802 256861

Nick Sample

044 7706 990833


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