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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Map illustrating the area covered by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, founded in March 2017, is made up of representatives from the seven councils in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and a Business Board. The Combined Authority is led by an elected Mayor; the Leaders of Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council, together with those of the five other authorities sit on the Combined Authority Board.

As the Local Transport Authority, the Combined Authority is producing the Local Transport Plan for the area. The Combined Authority also commissioned the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER), to explore what was needed to create a coherent economic growth strategy for the whole sub-regional economy. This has informed the Local Industrial Strategy, which sets out how Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will maximise the economy’s strengths and remove barriers that remain to ensure the economy is fit for tomorrow’s world.

The Combined Authority is also preparing a Non-Statutory Spatial Framework for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Phase 1 of this, reflecting the growth in our adopted 2018 Local Plans and how the Combined Authority will help achieve this, was published in 2018. Phase 2, providing a long-term strategy towards 2050 is being prepared, and will be subject to separate consultation. Although the Framework will be non-binding, whereas the Local Plan (see glossary) is a legal planning document, the aim is that they provide a complementary vision for the area, and draw the big picture of change across the wider area.

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