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Have your say on the redesignation of the South Newnham Neighbourhood Forum

Cambridge City Council has received an application to redesignate the Neighbourhood Forum for the South Newnham Neighbourhood Area in Cambridge. 

The council would like your views on this application before it considers formally whether to redesignate this forum. 

A designated neighbourhood forum is a group or organisation equipped to lead the neighbourhood planning process in a neighbourhood area where there is no town or parish council. The South Newnham Neighbourhood Forum was first put into place 5 years ago in March 2017 by Cambridge City Council. It must now reapply for designation to Cambridge City Council.  

What is neighbourhood planning? 

Neighbourhood planning is a community led initiative providing local communities power to prepare a planning document that forms part of the statutory development plan for the area, and which can be used in deciding planning applications in the local neighbourhood area.  

A Neighbourhood Plan must be broadly consistent with the Local Plan for the district and must be in general conformity with the strategic policies in the Local Plan. There is no legal requirement to prepare a plan but a right, which communities can use to shape the future of their neighbourhood.  

There are national regulations that set out how a neighbourhood plan must be prepared and grants available to help local communities achieve this. 

For more information visit out Neighbourhood Planning page 

All your comments can now be submitted to Cambridge City Council until 5pm on Tuesday 21 June 2022.  

Here are a few ways you can comment: 

Hard copies of the consultation documents can be made available by appointment by calling 01954 713694, and collection from Cambridge City Council office, Mandela House, 4 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1BY.  

To find out more information visit the South Newnham neighbourhood area designation page on the Cambridge City Council website