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Please comment on our updated Conservation Area Appraisals (18 Jan 2021)

We are asking residents in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire to have a say about local areas of special architectural or historic interest. Read more via the link above.


Council welcomes Planning Committee report and says recommendations will be taken forward (5 Jan 2021)

Councillors have welcomed the findings of an independent review of South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Planning Committee, which says members have “a clear understanding of their role” and “good accountability for their decisions”. Read more via the link above.


Learning from Northstowe – how to get the best out of design codes (14 Dec 2020)

One of our urban designers has written a paper on design codes, reflecting on lessons learned from the Northstowe project. Discover more by clicking on the link and reading the paper. 


New town proposals to be considered alongside 650 other suggested locations for new homes and jobs (8 Dec 2020)

Councillors have reassured residents that proposals published by developers for a 25,000-home town in South Cambridgeshire have absolutely no planning status, and it is far too early to say whether the location is suitable for any development. Read more by following the link.


Improved planning advice service for Greater Cambridge launched (3 Dec 2020)

We have updated our pre-application advice service to align this across Greater Cambridge and have enhanced our pre-application service offer. Read more above.


Time to enter the Cambridge Design and Construction Awards! (24 Nov 2020)

The 2020 Cambridge Design and Construction awards are now open for entries! To find out more or how to enter, click the link above. 


Initial findings published on key topics for Greater Cambridge Local Plan (16 Nov 2020)

We have just published a range of research developed as part of an important stage of work on the new Greater Cambridge Local Plan. Read the full article to discover how the research will help shape the future of the Greater Cambridge area. 


Great engagement in North East Cambridge Area Action Plan consultation (12 Oct 2020)

The draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan (NECAAP) consultation closed on 5 October 2020 following a ten-week consultation. Click on the link to find out more!


Responses published to the emerging Local Plan ‘First Conversation’(16 Sept 2020)

Thousands of people engaged in the wide-ranging ‘First Conversation’ consultation that took place earlier this year, and we have today (16 September) published the 8,500 responses received on how the new Local Plan should take shape. To find out more information, follow the link to the news article!


Work starts on Inholm, Northstowe's award winning neighbourhood (4 Aug 2020)

Inholm, the next part of Northstowe new town to be developed, has won a Housing Design Award. Want to know more on this innovative development and award winning development? Click on the link to find out more!


Greater Cambridge Shared Planning response to the Planning Whitepaper 

The Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service has released its response on the governments future Whitepaper on Planning. Click on the link to read the full article and the response from our service.


Residents views sought on new low-carbon city district plans (27 Jul 2020)

The Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service has drafted plans for a new city district in North East Cambridge and they now want to know what residents and businesses think of the draft plans. Why not read more and let us know what you think? 


Vision for Northstowe town centre approved (26 June  2020)

A blueprint for Northstowe Town Centre has been approved by South Cambridgeshire District Council – including a vision for it to be ‘connected to nature’. Continue to the main article by clicking the link to read more!


New R&D centre approved at Sawston (25 June 2020)

A new 50,000 square metre research and development centre in South Cambridgeshire has received the green light from Councillors. This will see around 400 jobs created on the former Spicers site.




Silver Jubilee Cup Winners (30 Apr 2020)

Following a collaborative effort between TOWN, Mole Architects and officers of the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service, Marmalade Lane won the prestigious RTPI Silver Jubilee Cup.  

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