Managing the visitor economy
Cambridge is a major tourism location, which brings opportunities and challenges. In recent years, several new hotels have been built in the area with more proposed in the centre of Cambridge. These developments will support the continued vitality of the city centre, encouraging place-making investment and local job creation. However, it is important that Greater Cambridge is able to capture and spread the economic benefits of the tourist sector in a sustainable manner.
The Local Plan will need to consider:
Where new visitor accommodation should be allowed, not just in the city centre but in urban and rural locations, including the approach in residential areas.
The impact of different forms of accommodation including short term lettings such as Airbnb.
How we support business diversification while also recognising potential impacts on residents and other businesses as well as the historic environment.
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