Orchard Park Timeline
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Outline planning permission
Outline Planning Permission granted for Arbury Camp by South Cambridgeshire District Council.
First houses occupied
In December 2006, the first residents move into Orchard Park, then known as Arbury Park.
Orchard Park Primary School opens
In September 2007, Orchard Park Primary School opens its doors for the first time.
50 homes occupied
By May 2007, the first 50 homes at Orchard Park are occupied.
Children's play area opens
The children's play area opens to the public for the first time.
New parish of Orchard Park created
The new parish area of Orchard Park is officially created and a Community Council is elected.
Citi 4 bus service run through Orchard Park
The Citi 4 bus service updates its route and starts to run through Orchard Park to provide a regular public transport link into the city and beyond.
Premier Inn hotel opens
The new Premier Inn Hotel opens to visitors for the first time on Orchard Park.
Community Council formed
The Orchard Park Community Council is formed and held its inaugural meeting in June 2009.
The Busway opens
The Busway and Cycleway, when opened, will give people a reliable, fast and frequent link between Cambridge and the more rural market towns of Huntingdon and St Ives avoiding the long and slow queues on the A14.
Where guided buses travel on normal roads they will use bus priority measures, including new bus lanes and bus priority traffic signals.
If the contractor does not carry out the jobs required on the northern section within a month of completing the whole route Cambridgeshire County Council will be able to step in and do the necessary work claiming the costs back from the contractor under the terms of the contract. Finishing works to the St Ives to Cambridge Busway have not yet been completed which means the route is now due to open at the end of December.
600 homes occupied
In June 2010 a total of 619 homes were occupied on Orchard Park.
Sports pitches to open
Sports pitches, a tennis court, changing rooms and a skate park within Orchard Park are due to open in 2010.