Harston residents, have your say in the Local Plan Consultation

The Greater Cambridge Local Plan consultation runs from 1 November to 13 December.

Visit https://www.greatercambridgeplanning.org/localplan for more details, including an interactive map and questionnaire, from 1 November to 13 December 2021.

All communities, stakeholders, statutory consultees, and anyone with an interest in the future of Greater Cambridge are encouraged to respond.

Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council, are working together to create a joint Local Plan for their combined districts – the Greater Cambridge Local Plan. This is a really important moment for our area, as the new plan will shape what is built, where and how, across Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire over the next 20 years.

The First Proposals set out where new homes, green spaces, business space and other facilities could be located across the area, as well as policies about climate change, biodiversity and much more.

There will also be online and in-person events during the consultation period where you can find out more and have your questions answered by officers.

Full details may be found on the webpage: https://www.greatercambridgeplanning.org/localplan

View a map of the currently proposed sites. 

For queries about the Local Plan, please email the team on localplan@greatercambridgeplanning.org  or phone 01954 713694.

Harston Parish Council works towards improving community well being and providing better services in our village.

The Parish Council has a range of different powers to provide and maintain a variety of important and visible local services including bridleways, burial grounds, bus shelters, commons and open spaces, community transport schemes, community safety and crime reduction measures, events and festivals, footpaths, leisure and sports facilities, litter bins, planning, street cleaning and lighting, traffic calming measures, village greens and youth projects. A full list of parish council Powers and Duties is shown here: parish-council-powers-and-duties.

Harston Parish Council currently meets the first Thursday of every month at the Parish Church at 7.30pm.

The Finance Committee meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Parish Church at 7pm.

The Planning Committee is currently meeting informally on zoom on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm.  Members of the public are welcome to attend the discussion via the link below:


Meeting ID: 899 1600 4857
Passcode: 705103

Responses to planning applications have been delegated to the Clerk, in consultation with the Planning Committee. 

In the meantime, if you require any information, please contact the parish clerk on 01353 664632 or email the clerk.

Alternatively you can write to Harston Parish Council PO Box 330, Ely, Cambs. CB7 9GF.

Parish councils are statutory bodies. Members are elected for a term of four years (but there are sometimes one or two who are co-opted to fill casual vacancies) and councils are funded principally by an annual precept.

Income and expenditure for the next financial year are calculated in the form of estimates. The net amount (the precept) is added to council tax, collected by the (South Cambridgeshire) District Council (principal authority) and paid to parishes in two six-monthly installments.

Parishes can apply for other funding such as grant and funding awards, but they do not receive funds direct from central government, as principal authorities do.

Harston Parish Council is a Burial Authority responsible for the Cemetery at Button End.  Burial Fees  For further information please contact the Clerk to the Council, Diane Bayliss, 01353 664632. clerk@harstonparishcouncil.org.uk

East West Rail

A final response to the EWR Consultaion has been submitted by Harston Parish Council. You can find the full response by following the link below.

Harston PC EWR 2021 Consultation  Official Response

Harston Parish Council