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Planning application received 14 Brook Street

This planning application is for information only


Proposal: Discharge of Conditions 3 (Materials), 5 (Foul Water Drainage) & 6 (Surface Water Drainage) of Planning Permission S/1229/18/FL
Location: 14, Brook Street, Elsworth, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 4HX
Application Ref: S/2590/18/DC
Applicant: Victoria McNeill

Planning Application received 3 Church Lane.

The following application has been received and will be considered by the Parish Council

All applications many be viewed on the District Council’s Planning portal

Proposal: Replacement of existing garage
Application Ref: S/2634/18/FL
Location: 3, Church Lane, Elsworth, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 4HU
Applicant: Mr & Mrs  Smith

Pathfinder walk RAF 100 year celebration which came through Elsworth

As part of the RAF 100 celebrations, the annual Pathfinder March took place on Saturday 23rd June, continuing the RAF Wyton tradition of commemorating the Pathfinder Force (PF) that operated during WWII.

Just under 170 participants braved the heat across the 46 mile route with 17 running the event individually or as part of a relay team. The walkers set off in the early hours with the runners following a few hours later.

First to receive their medals were runners Simon Margot and George Margot, completing the course in a total time of 6 hours and 22 minutes. The first walker back was Colin Arnold in a time of 11 hours and 20 minutes. For the relay entrants, first running team back were the Traffic Light Harriers and first walking team back were the True Blue Squad.

Participants and volunteers were supported at checkpoints by the WWII Pathfinder Veteran Flt Lt (Ret’d) Colin Bell, a Mosquito pilot on the PF from 1943-1945. He was joined by RAF Wyton Station Commander, Wg Cdr Rachel Dixon, and family members of other PF veterans. Vicki Michelle from the famous 1980s sitcom Allo Allo joined the celebrations, supporting marchers and volunteers at RAF Wyton and across the course.

We were extremely fortunate and humbled to have WWII Pathfinder Veteran Flt Lt Bell at the finish line to present medals and certificates. Colin said: “The Pathfinder March is a fitting celebration of the men of the Pathfinder Force and participating or volunteering is a great way of commemorating those that served as part of it; I look forward to being here next year for another great day”.

The march was also supported by local businesses and marked by a Dakota fly past.

During WWII there was a cluster of PFF airfields in our area. The PFF were target-marking squadrons in RAF Bomber Command. They located and marked targets with flares, which a main bomber force could aim at, increasing the accuracy of their bombing.

The Pathfinder Force operated out of RAF Wyton, RAF Gravely, RAF Oakington, RAF Warboys and their satellite bases from 1942 to 1945. Flying Halifaxes, Lancasters, Mosquitos, Stirlings and Wellingtons, the Force had twenty squadrons and flights in the three years of its existence including the Light Night Strike Force.

Notification of Planning Application Received

Proposal: Proposed single storey front and side extension
Application Ref: S/1908/18/FL
Location: 12, Rogers Close, Elsworth, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 4JJ
Applicant: Mr J Secker

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Notification of Planning Applications received

Them following applications have been received and will be considered by the Parish Council.

  • S/1811/18/TC 20, Church Lane, Elsworth, Cambridge, CB23 4HU    Application submitted by Stevenson, neighbour at 43 Brook Street

.           Two Ash trees to have all overhanging branches reduced back to main trunk, remaining crown reduced by 3 metres in order to balance the trees.


  • S/1855/18/LB 15, Cotterells Lane, Elsworth, Cambridge, CB23 4JR Mr & Mrs  Allen

Replace 5 existing windows and 1 external door with 4 new windows and 1 set of French Doors in rear and side (west) elevations.

Planning applications may be viewed on the District Council’s web site


Planning Appeal Notification received. Constellation Mobile Home Park

Planning Inspectorate Ref:APP/W0530/X/17/3182221

Planning Ref:S/1483/17/LD


Site: Constellation Mobile Home Park, The Drift, Elsworth

Proposal: Lawful development certificate for a proposed use of land within the existing caravan site boundaries for the siting of static caravans without restriction on the layout of the land or the number of caravans up to a maximum of 8 caravan units on the site at any one time


Appeal Decision: Allowed with Costs

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