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Welcome to the Harlton village website

Harlton is an ancient village a few miles southwest of Cambridge. It can be found in the Domesday Book. We are a small, but thriving, community of around 300 people living in just over 100 houses. The website is hosted and maintained by the Parish Council.  It aims to provide information for residents and visitors to the village.  If you wish to make any changes or have information to add to the website or would like to get involved, please email:

Harlton 20mph Proposed Design Plan 

More details on the proposed design are available on the traffic calming pages.

Harlton Parish Council Meeting: Tuesday 26 March 2024 

County Councillor and District Councillor reports are available on the Parish Council page here

Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Notifications for Harlton: 

You can view all application documents (and decisions ) and make comments via the Planning Portal. 

24/00137/FUL – Site address: Manor Farm Washpit Lane Harlton

Proposal: Change of use from use class E(c)/B8 to a combination of use class E(c)/B8 and E(d) – internal works to form new space with new entrance doors to new area.  Change of use from use class E(c)/B8 to a combination of use class E(c)/B8 and E(d).  The proposal will form a learning pool and facilities and parking for the disabled.  Public Access Link:

23/03674/FUL  4 Haslingfield Road, Demolition of an existing linked-detached bungalow and the erection of a replacement detached two-storey house and a bungalow. Alteration to access –  Refused Permission

East West Rail – Harlton Parish Council response to the consultation

Further updates can be found here

At the end of March 2021 East West Rail proposed to build part of the railway connecting Oxford to Cambridge through Harlton village. It not only threatens the local environment but our community and infrastructure. The railway serves no benefits for our village or many of the other villages it cuts through in South Cambs. We, as many communities affected by this proposal, support a northern approach into Cambridge, stopping at Cambourne and Northstowe – areas of high population or growth.

The proposed height of the embankment, cutting through Harlton, will be up to 12 metres and the width at the base will be 30-50 metres. This is a larger structure than the Great Wall of China!

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, The Great Wall of China

Harlton Working Group

Harlton Working Group has been formed by a small group of villagers concerned by the threat of East West Rail’s proposed railway line that will run through Harlton to Cambridge South station.  The group has the following objectives: 

  • To work with Cambridge Approaches, Eversden Working Group, Harlton Parish Council and CamBedRailRoad
  • To promote (and carry out) positive actions for the village to undertake
  • To highlight the threat to our local environment, community and infrastructure
  • To push EWR for a full and fair consultation on a northern approach into Cambridge North station
  • To encourage everyone to take part in multi modal actions – lobbying MPs, councillors and organisations, displaying signs, signing the CamBedRailRoad petition, highlighting issues to the media

Harlton Working Group is sending out weekly emails with suggested actions through the village email group, through WhatsApp and Facebook.  Help with Ask a Question can be found here:

To join the village email group, WhatsApp or Facebook group please contact:

Village email –

Harlton Social WhatsApp group – Phillip Phan (07875756831)

Haslingfield & Harlton Group (previously the Families page) – Facebook

For further details about Harlton Working Group, please contact:

Dave Lean –

Isabel Robinson –

For more information please visit:

East West Rail Community Hub



Potential visual impact of the proposed embankment! as seen from the rear window of a house in High Street, Harlton

Summary of the Environmental Impact of EWR Current Proposals

The Volunteer Network

A big thank you to volunteers for all the support and help within the community during the Coronavirus pandemic. We are aware there is continuing neighbourly support during these difficult and isolating times. If you or anyone you know would like some extra help with shopping or collecting prescriptions or other support, please do get in touch. Or if you would like to volunteer your assistance or support to help, please also let us know. Email: Kim Quince ( telephone 07426 377128) , Lucie Coleridge  or Margaret Spencer

Church Services

The Church is open for private prayer every day from 9 – 5. Services of Morning Prayer or Communion are held at 11 am on Sundays. Communion is celebrated in accordance with corona virus guidance from the Church of England. Details of the service each week are posted on the notice board on the Glebe wall, but for further information please call either Nicholas Branson or Diane Raiola (details on the contact page).

Donations to the Church
The village pub
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We’ve bought the pub!

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We’ve done it!

Yes, we have bought the pub!  

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