Friday, December 1, 2017

An East Cambs councillor suggested her own local authority might be viewed as trying to ‘dump on’ neighbouring Fenland by suggesting Roman Bank should be moved into a Norfolk Parliamentary constituency.

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Lorna Dupre
Thursday, November 23, 2017

An investigation commissioned by Cambridgeshire County Council into the Fenland Association of Community Transport (FACT) has taken longer and cost more than anticipated, councillors were told.

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East Cambs Council
Monday, November 20, 2017

A £13,500 grant to community transport provider ESACT that was frozen in January has now been withdrawn.

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East Cambs District Council
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

East Cambridgeshire Council is to fight to retain Littleport in the NE Cambs constituency and to stop it being hived off to Norfolk to be part of a new Downham Market and Thetford seat.

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East Cambs Council
Friday, November 10, 2017

Unofficial public spending watchdog the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) singled out East Cambridgeshire District Council for being among 173 local authorities that pay its employees 65p a mile for using their own car.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Monday, November 6, 2017

Ely gets a new car park from Monday – with space for 128 vehicles – and ideally placed for commuters heading to London from the rail station.

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Bill Hunt
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The daughter of the man refused permission to build a retirement home in Soham for himself and his best friend says she has “never heard such rubbish excuses” for rejecting the proposals.

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James Palmer
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Mayors from across the area – and heads of local councils- were among the guests for a civic service in Ely.

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Ian Lindsay
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

East Cambs Council approved a new skate park at the recreation field in Hop Row, Haddenham.

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East Cambs Council
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Nearly 50 per cent of people who appealed their £60 fixed penalty notices issued in East Cambs had the fines dismissed on appeal.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Monday, September 25, 2017

A company has been told it can no longer keep three caravans for seasonal workers on its land.

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Rebecca Saunt
Thursday, September 14, 2017

A cash boost of £400,000 from East Cambridgeshire District Council will be agreed next week to ensure an early start to extending the car park at Littleport station.

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Bill Hunt
Monday, September 11, 2017

An academic – and local resident - claims a £2 million expansion to FP McCann’s Littleport concrete plant would only create half the number of jobs as proposed.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Mayor James Palmer cited an “exemplar” design -plus a failure by East Cambs Council of which he was until recently the leader to show a five year supply of land - to build a new home in Soham.

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Rebecca Saunt
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Opponents pledged to fight a report to East Cambs planners that massive expansion of McCann’s concrete plant in Littleport is unlikely to affect the environment.

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East Cambs Council
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Six figure salary posts within the new Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority have been put on hold whilst an internal disagreement over how much is being spent is resolved.

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James Palmer
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Mayor James Palmer has bagged himself his own parking space at his new HQ – inside East Cambs offices The Grange in Ely – but only two of his team will also be able to park there.

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James Palmer
Sunday, August 13, 2017

A clock – plus requested amendments to rid the design of its ‘blandness’ – has swung City of Ely Council towards supporting the multi million development of 12 luxury flats in the market place.

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Ely Council
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Government has moved to halt community transport providers such as the Ely and Soham For Community Transport (ESACT) from competing unfairly with the taxi industry.

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Lorna Dupre
Thursday, August 3, 2017

An East Cambs fresh produce company has been told to remove three mobile homes positioned inside their headquarters at Chittering.

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Rebecca Saunt
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Entrepreneur Robert Gilkes insists he closed his Ely nightclub “for personal reasons” that had nothing to do with a damning report by East Cambs Council health inspectors.

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East Cambs Council
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Developers clashed with East Cambs Council over likely access routes to the Soham Eastern Gateway that is set to deliver 553 homes.

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East Cambs Council
Friday, July 28, 2017

A company has withdrawn its application to East Cambridgeshire Council for 15 self-build plots to develop a farmyard after the plans were criticised by villagers and the parish council.

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East Cambs Council
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

East Cambs Council has refused permission to Paul Kenyon to extend his riverside pub The Three Pickerels at Mepal into a hotel.

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East Cambs Council
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Publication earlier this month of the application to build 553 homes as part of the Soham Eastern Gateway in Pratt Street is attracting massive opposition from Brewhouse Lane residents fearful that their road could become an access to the new development.

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Soham Town Council
Monday, July 24, 2017

A property developer who appealed against the refusal by planners for two homes along a narrow Ely street has won the day –but only on condition he provides future occupiers with bus and train timetables.

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Ely Council
Monday, July 24, 2017

Sainsbury’s has lost an appeal to try and vary delivery times of fuel to its recently open filling station – a Government inspector ruling that residents’ comfort comes first.

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East Cambs Council
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tom Hunt fought unsuccessfully to enter the European Parliament, failed to win a Commons seat in the June election and yesterday resigned from East Cambs Council to work with newly elected mayor James Palmer.

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James Palmer
Friday, May 26, 2017

A district councillor claims local people are missing out on having their say on potential housing sites across East Cambridgeshire because owners have put forward their land late in the process for the creation of a new local plan.

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Lorna Dupre
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Planning committee chairman Josh Schumann refused to step down as 88 homes for Soham were being decided despite claims by a town councillor he was friendly with the applicant Colin Murfitt.

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Lucy Frazer

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