PROPOSED PLANNING CUTS

This is the proposal, tucked away in section C of the Appendix of the report to the Strategy and Resources Scrutiny committee, which caused residents to raise concerns about cuts to the planning service: S4301 Planning Service – new and revised service delivery 0 (32,500) (42,500) (42,500) (42,500) Revisions to the services we provide, or … Continue reading PROPOSED PLANNING CUTS

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Comments from Stephen Kelly, Head of Planning

Thanks to those of you who have written regarding the proposed cuts in the Planning services - I think it has made a difference. FYI Please see below key points from Stephen Kelly, Head of Planning, and my response. His letter is long, but please get in touch if you would like to see the … Continue reading Comments from Stephen Kelly, Head of Planning

URGENT – Planning Cuts

Update, 6 February 2019 Proposed reductions in the City Council’s planning service would radically affect the ability of residents to have input on planning applications in their area. https://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=3424&x=1 Two key proposals due to go before the Budget and Resources Strategy Committee on Monday, 11th February would radically reduce the ability of residents to have … Continue reading URGENT – Planning Cuts

Subject: Planning concerns re Council’s Budget Budget Proposals: Scrutiny & Resources Cttee, 11 Feb

Planning Concerns re Council’s Budget Proposals: Scrutiny & Resources Committee, 11 Feb, 5pm, Guildhall https://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/documents/b12368/Second%20Circulation%20Agenda%2011th-Feb-2019%2017.00%20Strategy%20and%20Resources%20Scrutiny%20Committee.pdf?T=9 We should like to draw your attention to an element of the Council’s Budget Proposals that will impact residents and councillors. It relates to savings in the joint planning service and the proposals in the area of delegation, ‘This includes … Continue reading Subject: Planning concerns re Council’s Budget Budget Proposals: Scrutiny & Resources Cttee, 11 Feb

Predatory developers; Planning concerns re Council’s Budget Budget Proposals: Scrutiny & Resources Cttee, 11 Feb

E-mail from Wendy dated 1 Feb 2019 I have just been alerted to the personalised treatment some of you who live on the west, Perse side of Hills Road have been getting from a predatory developer who offers ‘the possibility of achieving a significant uplift in value ..... open market’. Keep me posted so that … Continue reading Predatory developers; Planning concerns re Council’s Budget Budget Proposals: Scrutiny & Resources Cttee, 11 Feb

Residents Association Forum – Update on the Cambridge Local Plan

The City Council is organising a Residents’ Association Forum to update residents on the newly adopted Cambridge Local Plan. The Local Plan forms part of the development plan for Cambridge. It sets out the vision, policies and proposals for the future development and land use in Cambridge to 2031. It is the main consideration in … Continue reading Residents Association Forum – Update on the Cambridge Local Plan

Joint Greater Cambridge Local Plan

The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) is the local delivery body for a City Deal with central Government, bringing powers and investment, worth up to £1 billion over 15 years. The four partners are: ● Cambridge City Council ● Cambridgeshire County Council ● South Cambridgeshire District Council ● University of Cambridge

Streamlining the planning process

To deliver their ambitious plans for housing, the partner local authorities, Cambridge City Council, South Cambs District Council and Cambs. County Council are integrating planning processes across Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire. There will be a single integrated spatial plan and transport strategy bringing together the separate Local Plans for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire with the … Continue reading Streamlining the planning process

Draft Housing Strategy for the Greater Cambridge Area– consultation deadline 25 Jan

This will guide the future planning of new homes for Greater Cambridge. See link below to the consultation: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/greater-cambridge-housing-strategy-consultation More Information about the Housing Strategy. http://scambs.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=417&MId=7353&Ver=4 Area Action Plans These set out detailed planning policies for a specific site or area, and form part of the Local Development Framework (LDF). Reps from North Cambridge Community … Continue reading Draft Housing Strategy for the Greater Cambridge Area– consultation deadline 25 Jan

Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford Growth Corridor, the ‘Arc’

Like the GCP, the Oxfordshire Growth Board was set up to facilitate economic development, strategic planning and growth and is funded by City Deal money. The joint Greater Cambridge Local Plan relates to plans for the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford ‘Arc’ and the Last Mile Report for the National Infrastructure Commission. The Report was written by the … Continue reading Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford Growth Corridor, the ‘Arc’