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Current Plans and Guidance

Adopted Local Plans

Greater Cambridge comprises the Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council areas. It therefore currently has 2 adopted Local Plans which set out the planning polices and land allocations to guide future development in the area for the period to 2031. All planning decisions in the area are required to made in accordance with the land-use polices included in these adopted plans unless material considerations indicate otherwise. For full details of the adopted Local Plans, including Policy Maps, please use the links below:


Adopted Area Action Plans (AAPs)

Greater Cambridge currently has a number of adopted Area Action Plan documents setting out detailed planning policies for specific sites or areas.


Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)

Supplementary Planning Documents expand upon policy or provide further detail on specific policy issues. Greater Cambridge currently has a number of adopted SPDs which support the adopted Local Plans covering the area.

Details of other Supplementary Planning Documents and Planning Guidance, including Neighbourhood Plans within Greater Cambridge are available via the Cambridge City Council website and the South Cambridgeshire District Council website.


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