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OS grid reference TL318598
Civil parish
  • Cambourne
  • South Cambridgeshire
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CB23
Dialling code 01954
Police Cambridgeshire
Fire Cambridgeshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
  • South Cambridgeshire
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CambridgeshireCoordinates: 52°13′N 0°04′W / 52.22°N 0.07°W / 52.22; -0.07

Cambourne is a new settlement and civil parish in Cambridgeshire, England, in the district of South Cambridgeshire. It lies on the A428 road between Cambridge, 9 miles (14 km) to the east, and St Neots and Bedford to the west. It comprises the three villages of Great Cambourne, Lower Cambourne and Upper Cambourne. The area is close to Bourn Airfield. The final population is expected to be around 10,000. Cambourne has recently been used by government departments and in school geography lessons as it provides a useful case study of designing and building a settlement from scratch.

It is the largest settlement in South Cambridgeshire, with a population just over 8,000 in the 2011 UK census. The population continues to rise sharply each year because of continued house-building.

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