Greater Cambridge Local Plan – the First Proposals 13th December deadline

Dear resident,

Don’t forget to comment on the first proposals for the Greater Cambridge Local Plan – consultation runs from 1 November to 13 December. This is a really important moment for our area, as the new plan will shape what is built, where and how, across Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire over the next 20 years.

The First Proposals set out where new homes, green spaces, business space and other facilities could be located across the area, as well as policies about climate change, biodiversity and much more. The Councils say that their aim is to reduce climate impacts while improving the quality of everyday life, and 19 new sites have been put forward for new housing and business space to meet local needs.

Visit for more details, including an interactive map and questionnaire, from 1 November to 13 December 2021. There will also be online and in-person events during the consultation period where you can find out more and have your questions answered by officers. Full details are on the webpage.

They are holding a number of online and in-person events during the consultation period, where planning officers will be available to answer questions. These include:

    • 4 November, 12-1pm: Online event: About the plan and how to comment. Join via Zoom, passcode 164536.
    • 10 November, 12-1pm: Online event: Explore the numbers for jobs and homes. Join via Zoom, passcode 466746.
    • 10 November, 6-8pm: Cambridge East Community Forum
    • 11 November, 12-1pm: Online event: Explore the sites and spatial strategy. Join via Zoom, passcode 390946.
    • 11 November, 4-7pm: In-person drop-in event: Clay Farm community centre
    • 13 November, 10am-1pm: In-person drop-in event: Melbourn Hub
    • 17 November, 12-1pm: Online event: Climate change and water. Join via Zoom, passcode 643381.
    • 17 November, 6pm: North West and West Cambridge Community Forum
    • 18 November, 4.30-7.30pm: In-person drop-in event: Cambourne Hub
    • 18 November, 6.30pm: North Area Committee
    • 19 November, 10am-12pm: Abbey People community coffee morning, Barnwell Hub
    • 20 November, 10am-12pm: In-person drop-in event: Barnwell Hub
    • 24 November, 12-1pm: Online event: Biodiversity and green spaces. Join via Zoom, passcode 482734.
    • 25 November, 12-1pm: Online event: North East Cambridge: the Area Action Plan and the Local Plan. Join via Zoom, passcode 400405
    • 25 November, 3-7pm: In-person drop-in event: Arbury Community Centre
    • 25 November, 6.30pm: West Central Area Committee
    • 27 November, 9am-12pm: In-person drop-in event: Great Shelford Farmers Market
    • 29 November, 7pm: South Area Committee
    • 2 December, 6.30pm: East Area Committee

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