Wellbeing and social inclusion
Greater Cambridge (see glossary) overall is a prosperous area, but it includes communities and individuals that do not experience the benefits of this wealth. Cambridge was identified as the most unequal city in the UK by the Centre for Cities and includes areas that are among the most deprived in the UK. Within South Cambridgeshire, there are specific issues facing some of those living in rural communities particularly those with limited access to services and transport.
The Local Plan (see glossary) can be a powerful tool to improve wellbeing and social inclusion. It can help direct what kind of jobs are created, and where; the availability of suitable and affordable housing (see glossary); access to services; cultural facilities; green spaces; learning opportunities and employment; as well as positively influencing individuals’ health and lifestyle.
Promoting wellbeing and social inclusion will be affected by our response to all the other themes in this consultation, but in this theme we want to specifically explore how we ensure that growth in the area brings benefits to all.
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