3:30pm Wed 4th Sept 2013
Histon and Impington village residents are welcome to an after school cake carve up.
Representatives from Histon & Impington Village Action Group (HAIVAG) are busy baking an enormous ‘green’ cake that will be cut up and given away – free of charge – to local residents on Histon Green from 3.00pm onwards on Wednesday 4 September. The aim of the giant cake ‘carve up’ is to show that Green Belt land in the village is under threat and is going to be ‘handed over’ to housing developers, even though it is supposed to be protected.
HAIVAG want people to come along to the village green, take a slice of cake and find out more about the plans that have been put forward by South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC). The local authority is seeking approval for the creation of 25 new homes on Green Belt off Impington Lane – land that is rich in wildlife, contributes to the rural feel of the village and is classed as a flood zone.
While enjoying their cake, attendees will have the opportunity to sign a petition that calls on SCDC (and Cambridge City Council) to withdraw plans to release green belt land in Impington (and the city and other fringe villages) from draft local plans. Villagers can also find out how to comment on the public consultations that the local authorities are running on their respective planning documents. These important strategic documents, once approved, will set out where new homes – approximately 33,000 in total across Cambridge and its surrounding villages – will be located over the next eighteen years.