A14 Closure affecting Elsworth 7 – 10 March

Amey will be carrying out works on behalf of the Highways Agency to replace the current overhead variable message signs with news more reliable signs on the A14 near Huntingdon. The signs will be replaced at two locations: eastbound between junction 20 (Ellington) and 21 (Brampton Hut), and westbound between junction 24 (Godmanchester) and junction 23 (Spittals Interchange).

The eastbound signs will be replaced overnight on 7 March and 8 March and the westbound signs will be replaced overnight on 9 March and 10 March. They will be working between 22:00 and 05:00 on each night and this may result in extra noise at night from diverted traffic through Elsworth Parish for which they apologise.

To protect their workforce and complete the works they will need to close the A14 as follows:

Eastbound works: the A14 will be closed eastbound between junction 20 and junction 21. Traffic will be diverted off the A14 eastbound at junction 13 (Thrapston) and follow a clearly signposted diversion to rejoin the A14 at Alconbury.

Westbound works: the A14 will be closed westbound between junction 24 and junction 23. Traffic will be diverted off the A14 and M11 onto the westbound A428 and follow a clearly signposted diversion route to rejoin the A14 at junction 21 (Brampton Hut).

Draft A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement scheme Development Consent order

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme

An application for a Development Consent Order to build the A14 improvement scheme was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by the Highways Agency on 31 December 2014.

The Planning Inspectorate has now accepted this application for examination and has approximately three months to prepare for the examination.

This is the last opportunity to have your say about the A14 scheme before an Inspector examines the application. Everyone who registers their interest or makes comments will be invited to take part in the examination, which can take up to 6 months.

You have until Thursday 12 March 2015 at 11.59pm to register as an interested party and to provide an outline of your comments on the application.

There is a link to register on the Planning Inspectorate’s website as well as further information on the Development Consent Order process.

The Council will be considering the proposals and deciding its response.

For further information on the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Scheme visit the Highways Agency website.

Public Consultation on use of article 4 directions to help retain village pubs

South Cambridgeshire DC is currently seeking views concerning the proposed use of article 4 directions to help retain village pubs. Article 4 directions could be used to withdraw the permitted development rights which currently allow their conversion to other uses such as retail or offices, or for demolition. An article 4 direction does not prevent the development but does require planning permission for the development to be obtained first.

You are invited to provide your views on line at:

https://scambs.jdi-consult.net/localplan/readdoc.php?docid=234

Hard copies of the forms area also available from Liz Sim Parish Clerk – clerk@elsworthvillage.com 01954 267664

Operation Oaklands

Operation Oaklands Phase Two – Tackling crime across South Cambs This week South Cambridgeshire Safer Neighbourhood Team will start a rolling campaign to reduce domestic burglary and shed burglary throughout the district. Op Oaklands will concentrate on one village or town each week with uniform officers mobilised in the area.  They will focus on crime prevention measures, and provide security advice to residents in order to combat burglary, vehicle crime and theft. Officers will be offering residents Smartwater property coding kits for a reduced price of £10, plus shed and window alarms at cost price. Elsworth residents will be visited in December between 03/12/2014 – 07/12/2014

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