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Submissions open for the 2022 Greater Cambridge Design and Construction Awards (01/12/2021)

An awards scheme to celebrate Greater Cambridge’s building design and construction industries is now open for submissions. 


Plans for North East Cambridge revised following consultation (23 November 2021)

Proposals for a low carbon development at North East Cambridge have been revised following a major consultation last year, taking on board thousands of comments made by local residents and businesses.  


Fulbourn residents encouraged to participate in village's Neighbourhood Plan consultation (17 November 2021)

Councillors at South Cambridgeshire District Council would like to encourage the local community of Fulbourn to have their say over the draft Fulbourn Neighbourhood Plan.


Residents asked to help shape the future of Greater Cambridge (01 November 2021)

On 1 November 2021 we launched the next stage of the Greater Cambridge Local Plan consultation, called the 'First Proposals'. We now want residents to get involved, in order to help us shape the future of Greater Cambridge.


Greater Cambridge Shared Planning win funding for digital engagement pilot (25 October 2021)

The Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service has won funding from the Department of Levelling Up, Homes and Communities to trial out new and innovative ways to widen public engagement with the help of digital tools.

Oxford Cambridge Arc Spatial Framework consultation response published (11 October 2021)

Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District Councils have submitted their joint response to the Oxford-Cambridge Arc Spatial Framework vision consultation following elected member approval.

Local Plan consultation to start in November (01 October 2021)

From 1 November 2021, residents will be encouraged to comment on the First Proposals for the new Local Plan.


Planning policy and guidance being strengthened for rural communities (27 September 2021)

New draft planning guidelines aim to strengthen the distinctive character of three South Cambridgeshire villages, and lead to higher quality development.


Environment put at the heart of Local Plan as possible sites announced (31 August 2021)

A list of potential development sites, chosen to minimise carbon emissions and help Greater Cambridge achieve it's goal of a net zero carbon future, has been published as part of the New Greater Cambridge Local Plan.


Residents asked to comment on biodiversity guidance (23 July 2021)

New planning guidance about how to increase biodiversity in new development has been published for public consultation by the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service.  


Public asked to support social distancing efforts with return to non-virtual Planning Committees (22 June 2021)

Following updated COVID guidance, the councils have adapted the way they run Planning Committee meetings.


Planners triumph at national awards (11 June 2021)

Greater Cambridge planners are celebrating success at the prestigious Planning Awards 2021, with three projects in the area coming away with awards.


Neighbourhood Plans adopted following strong community support (21 May 2021)

Residents of Cottenham, Histon and Impington now have more of a say over future development in their villages, following the adoption of 2 new Neighbourhood Plans.


Awards season for Greater Cambridge Shared Planning service (19 May 2021)

The Greater Cambridge Shared Planning service is celebrating after success at both the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) awards and Planning Awards 2021.


Response to CPRE blogpost (27 April 2021)

Greater Cambridge Shared Planning has issued a statement in response to CPRE's publication of misleading interpretation of data.


Temporary relaxation to non-essential retailers' opening hours from 12 April (6 April 2021)

The government has asked that non-essential retailers are given the opportunity to temporarily extend their daily opening hours from 7am to 10pm, Monday to Saturday, to ensure there is a safe retail environment when non-essential shops reopen from 12 April.


Extension to changes to construction working hours (31 March 2021) 

The government has issued guidance extending the changes to construction working hours until 30 September 2021.


2021 Housing Trajectory published (19 March 2021)

The Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service has now published its updated housing trajectory and 5-year housing land supply position statement.


North East Cambridge Community Forum launched (23 February 2021)

A new forum, aiming to keep residents and businesses as involved as possible with plans for a low carbon community at North East Cambridge, has been established.


Plans for new village at Bourn Airfield backed by Planning Committee (19 February 2021)

Plans for a new village of around 3,500 homes on the former World War Two Airfield at Bourn have been supported by South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Planning Committee.


Waterbeach residents invited to join village’s Neighbourhood Plan consultation (16 February 2021)

Councillors are urging residents to comment on the draft Neighbourhood Plan for Waterbeach during a consultation which runs from today (16 February) to 20 April 2021. Read the main article to find out how your voice could help to shape your village.


Councils ask for feedback on Greater Cambridge Chalk Streams report (05 February 2021)

Leading councillors at Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District Councils are urging local communities to comment on the Greater Cambridge Chalk Streams draft report.


Plans for next stage of new town north of Waterbeach supported (01 February 2021)

At South Cambridgeshire District Council's planning committee on Friday 29 January, the plans for the next phase of a new town north of Waterbeach were supported. This new development will see 1,300 affordable homes become available.


Councils encourage communities to help shape environmentally friendly Waste Water Treatment Plant (28 January 2021)

Leading councillors have said they support Anglian Water’s ambition to maximise the environmental benefits from the relocation of their Waste Water Treatment Plant on the edge of Cambridge, and want communities to be fully involved in ensuring this is achieved.


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

We are asking residents in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire to have a say about local areas of special architectural or historic interest.


Council welcomes Planning Committee report and says recommendations will be taken forward (5 January 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”.


Learning from Northstowe – how to get the best out of design codes (14 December 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 December 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.


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

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


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

The 2020 Cambridge Design and Construction awards are now open for entries!


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

The draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan (NECAAP) consultation closed on 5 October 2020 following a ten-week consultation. 


Responses published to the emerging Local Plan ‘First Conversation’(16 September 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 August 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? 


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 July 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 April 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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