The South Newnham Neighbourhood Forum 

The South Newnham Neighbourhood Forum was initiated by a group of local residents in 2016. Its primary objective was to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan with the help of the local residents following a series of neighbourhood workshops with the community. 

Forum 'designated' by Cambridge City Council

An application for designation was submitted by the Forum committee in January 2017 and there followed  a six-week consultation by the City Council where all comments were considered. A report was prepared for the Development Plan Sub-Committee, on Wednesday 22 March 2017, where the formal designation decisions were approved by the Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Transport without amendments.


The Forum and the South Newnham Neighbourhood Area were formally ‘designated’ by the local planning authority, Cambridge City Council, in March 2017 under the provisions of the Localism Act 2011 and of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, as the “South Newnham Neighbourhood”.

Thank you once again to the people of South Newnham for all of your help in achieving this major accomplishment.

Redesignation of the Forum

At the AGM in February, the Forum members voted unanimously to apply for re-designation.   The formal application was sent to Cambridge City Council on  22nd March and we have been advised that a six week consultation will take place, beginning on 10th May and ending on 21st June.   Posters notifying residents of this consultation, and how to respond, will be displayed in the area. 


The main task ahead of the Forum is to complete our Neighbourhood Plan and we are organising two drop in events to show the progress we have made.  These will be held  at the Newnham Sports and Social Club on two Saturday mornings, 28th May and 11th June from 10.30 to 12.00  We will be displaying sections of our Neighbourhood Plan and members of the Neighbourhood Plan writing team will be there to  answer any questions.  We plan to display Posters notifying residents of these drop in events alongside the City Council posters so that we reach as many residents as possible.  


We hope you can come to one of the drop in events as your feedback will form part of our consultation, as will letters or emails of support.   You can write to the Planning Policy Team, Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge. CB23 6EA.   The  Cambridge City Council online consultation system is 

or you can email the City Council at::-  "


Thank you for your support. 

Would you like to join the Forum?

The Forum is looking for people who may not have a lot of time to offer, but who are interested in their community, have life and/or professional skills to offer, and would like to get a bit more involved as the Neighbourhood Plan is developed.  

Please just send a request for an application or fill out the application form and send it to the following email address:-






Currently there are 49 members of the Neighbourhood Forum.

Officers for 2022 - 2023 are:- 

Chair:-           Jean Bevan

Vice Chair:-   Jean Glasberg;

Secretary:-    Roger Smith

Treasurer:-    Hugh Clough

Other members of the Management Committee are: -  Andrew Whitaker and Roger Sewell.

Thank you


Thank you to the Cambridge City Council Planning Team for advice, and for providing large-scale maps of the area to use in the 2017/18 community workshops.


Thank you to The Scout Hut, the Red Bull pub and Wolfson College for providing rooms for the Workshops.


Thanks to everyone in the community who is helping put this together by contributing their ideas and helping on the practical side.

Questions?  Contact: