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Planning guidance

This page brings together adopted and unadopted guidance across a wide range of topics. Adopted guidance has been subject to formal consultation and elected member scrutiny, and holds greater planning weight than unadopted guidance. 

General guidance on key topics 

Supplementary Planning Documents 

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) add further detail to the policies in the Local Plans. These documents can be a material consideration in planning decisions but are not part of the development plan. 

Supplementary Planning Documents adopted prior to 2018 

The following SPDs were adopted by us to provide guidance to support previously adopted Development Plan Documents that have now been superseded by the Cambridge City Local Plan 2018. These documents are still material considerations when making planning decisions, with the weight in decision making to be determined on a case by case basis having regard to consistency with national planning guidance and the adopted Cambridge City Local Plan 2018:  

The following SPDs were adopted by us to provide guidance to support previously adopted Development Plan Documents that have now been superseded by the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018. These documents are still material considerations when making planning decisions, with the weight in decision making to be determined on a case by case basis having regard to consistency with national planning guidance and the adopted South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018: 

Unadopted guidance 

Design guidance for Cambridge suburbs and approaches:

Information for developers in North East Cambridge:

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