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Joanna Taylor, Local Democracy Reporter

Council says farmers’ mental health should be considered a risk to healthcare providers

29 February 2024
Council says farmers’ mental health should be considered a risk to healthcare providers

Council says farmers’ mental health should be considered a risk to healthcare providers

29 February 2024

Farmers’ mental health should be considered a risk by healthcare providers, a council has said.


‘The only thing we’ve got is that pub’: Residents set up group in bid to save pub

27 February 2024
‘The only thing we’ve got is that pub’: Residents set up group in bid to save pub

‘The only thing we’ve got is that pub’: Residents set up group in bid to save pub

27 February 2024

A group of residents in a tiny Fenland village have banded together to try to save their local pub.


Fourth try’s a winner as developer gains HMO permission for former restaurant

08 February 2024
Fourth try’s a winner as developer gains HMO permission for former restaurant

Fourth try’s a winner as developer gains HMO permission for former restaurant

08 February 2024

Developers have been granted permission to convert a Fenland restaurant into housing after multiple attempts.


Police precept agreed

01 February 2024
Police precept agreed

Police precept agreed

01 February 2024

The policing element of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough council tax bills will rise in April.


Combined Authority considers £1 bus fares for under 25s

12 January 2024
Combined Authority considers £1 bus fares for under 25s

Combined Authority considers £1 bus fares for under 25s

12 January 2024

Bus fares set at £1 for the under 25s could be part of the “single biggest investment in our bus network since the Combined Authority was set up”.


Affordable homes approved against planning officers’ advice

12 January 2024
Affordable homes approved against planning officers’ advice

Affordable homes approved against planning officers’ advice

12 January 2024

Councillors have approved 48 new affordable homes in a Fenland town, saying they can’t pass up on this “golden opportunity”.


Diocese of Ely applies to chop down protected trees in Fenland town

08 January 2024
Diocese of Ely applies to chop down protected trees in Fenland town

Diocese of Ely applies to chop down protected trees in Fenland town

08 January 2024

The Diocese of Ely has applied to chop down eight protected trees and carry out works involving 10 more in a Fenland town.


Houses could go on land intended for open space

04 January 2024
Houses could go on land intended for open space

Houses could go on land intended for open space

04 January 2024

New houses could replace land intended to be open space in a Fenland town.


22 homes plan for derelict site

03 January 2024
22 homes plan for derelict site

22 homes plan for derelict site

03 January 2024

More than 20 homes could be built in Chatteris after a planning application for a residential development was submitted to Fenland Council.


Water firm answers councillors’ questions over environmental record

29 November 2023
Water firm answers councillors’ questions over environmental record

Water firm answers councillors’ questions over environmental record

29 November 2023

Anglian Water has admitted it wants to “do better” after criticism of its pollution record.


External auditors give update on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

24 November 2023
External auditors give update on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

External auditors give update on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

24 November 2023

External auditors are concerned pervasive “weaknesses” at the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority may have a significant impact.


Bungalows approved for village site

20 October 2023
Bungalows approved for village site

Bungalows approved for village site

20 October 2023

Developers have been granted permission to start work on almost 30 new homes in a Fenland village, all of them bungalows.


Greyhound kennels plan rejected

18 October 2023
Greyhound kennels plan rejected

Greyhound kennels plan rejected

18 October 2023

An application to build two greyhound kennels has been rejected by a council planning committee.


New houses plan set to be approved

23 September 2023
New houses plan set to be approved

New houses plan set to be approved

23 September 2023

Nine new houses are due to be built, laid out in a planning application submitted to Fenland District Council (FDC).


Transport plan ‘is a war on motorists,’ says councillor as it is again voted down

21 September 2023
Transport plan ‘is a war on motorists,’ says councillor as it is again voted down

Transport plan ‘is a war on motorists,’ says councillor as it is again voted down

21 September 2023

A Fenland District councillor slammed a proposed transport strategy for the county as it was again voted down.


Fenland planners approve 36 homes for March site

24 August 2023
Fenland planners approve 36 homes for March site

Fenland planners approve 36 homes for March site

24 August 2023

A new housing development has been approved in a Fenland market town.


Plans submitted for 152 homes on fields close to Chatteris’ Wenny Meadow

21 August 2023
Plans submitted for 152 homes on fields close to Chatteris’ Wenny Meadow

Plans submitted for 152 homes on fields close to Chatteris’ Wenny Meadow

21 August 2023

Developers are seeking to build more than 150 new homes on fields in east Chatteris, less than a mile away from Wenny meadow.


More than 100 homes approved for March since start of 2023

18 August 2023
More than 100 homes approved for March since start of 2023

More than 100 homes approved for March since start of 2023

18 August 2023

March is a rapidly changing market town with more changes to come thanks to a raft of planning applications.


Cambridgeshire patients should weigh-in at GP surgeries say health bosses

25 July 2023
Cambridgeshire patients should weigh-in at GP surgeries say health bosses

Cambridgeshire patients should weigh-in at GP surgeries say health bosses

25 July 2023

Patients should routinely weigh themselves when visiting their GP in Cambridgeshire say health bosses, as they renew their focus on tackling obesity.


Green light for plans to build 90 homes on Fenland town’s popular meadow

19 July 2023
Green light for plans to build 90 homes on Fenland town’s popular meadow

Green light for plans to build 90 homes on Fenland town’s popular meadow

19 July 2023

An application to build almost 100 homes on a Fenland town’s last undeveloped open space has been approved.


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