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Protecting the best of what already exists

Fulbourn conservation area. Photograph Courtesy David Cottee.

In planning for the future it will be important to protect what is best about the landscape and townscape of Greater Cambridge (see glossary), including the many important historic buildings, conservation areas, and historic landscapes. We will need to consider:

  • How to balance heritage protection with the demands of growth.

  • How to ensure that our historic buildings have viable uses, so they can be maintained and safeguarded.

  • How to balance public access to heritage with protecting sensitive sites from harm.

  • How to sustain our historic landscapes while increasing biodiversity and adapting to climate change.

  • How we can help historic buildings adapt to climate change whilst maintaining their heritage value.

  • Ensuring local distinctiveness is maintained and enhanced.

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