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

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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’

How to manage change in a way that does not harm Cambridge?

Before the last Election among the questions you asked us to put to the MP candidates was the issue of sustainable growth and the need to properly assess the cumulative impacts of developments before any decisions are made and to bring the universities, the colleges and councils together with residents in decision making. You felt … Continue reading How to manage change in a way that does not harm Cambridge?

Plans for the City Centre and Cambridge Market Square

See Cambridge Independent 9 January report and also Cambridge Independent 23 January for an update on the Campaign to save the Market cobbles. https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/hundreds-turn-out-for-meeting-to-support-the-market-9058609/ 'Friends of Cambridge Market' https://www.facebook.com/friendsofcambridgemarket/ welcome comments on their Facebook page, Friends of Cambridge Market. There is also a cobbles petition that they have asked us to share: http://bit.ly/2DqRViR

Greenways- the Barton and Haslingfield Consultations

Results are now available to view in reports. Barton: https://www.greatercambridge.org.uk/download/7188/Barton%20Greenway%20consultation%20report.docx?type=inline Haslingfield: https://www.greatercambridge.org.uk/download/7192/Haslingfield%20Greenway%20consultation%20report.docx?type=inline The routes have been designed by officers and Fifth Studio who have been working with a Greenways users group: cycling groups, equestrians and ramblers. If you have any questions or would like to discuss either of the consultation results email: contactus@greatercambridge.org.uk