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. To find out more, read the full article by clicking the link above.
Greater Cambridge planners are celebrating success at the prestigious Planning Awards 2021, with three projects in the area coming away with awards.
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. Read more via the link above.
The Greater Cambridge Shared Planning service is celebrating after success at both the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) awards and Planning Awards 2021. To find out more, click on the link above.
Greater Cambridge Shared Planning has issued a statement in response to CPRE's publication of misleading interpretation of data. Read more via the link above.
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. Read more via the link above.
The government has issued guidance extending the changes to construction working hours until 30 September 2021. Read more via the link above.
The Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service has now published its updated housing trajectory and 5-year housing land supply position statement. Read more via the link above.
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. Read more via the link above.
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. Read more via the link above.
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.
Leading councillors at Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District Councils are urging local communities to comment on the Greater Cambridge Chalk Streams draft report. Read more via the link above.
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. To find out more, click on the link above.
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. Read more via the link above.
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 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”. Read more via the link above.
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. Read more by following the link.
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.
The 2020 Cambridge Design and Construction awards are now open for entries! To find out more or how to enter, click the link above.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.