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North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

A new district is being planned for North East Cambridge, and we want you to be a part of it!  

Our vision is for an inclusive, walkable, low-carbon new city district with a lively mix of homes, workplaces, services and social spaces, fully integrated with surrounding neighbourhoods. 

Getting involved  

We consulted on the draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan, for 10 weeks, from 27 July to 5 October 2020. Thank you to everyone who fed back their views via our consultation pagesWe are now considering the responses.

We held a series of online Zoom sessions where you could find out more and ask questions. Information about these sessions and how to reach us was on our on talk to our team webpage.

What is the North East Cambridge Area Action Plan? 

North East Cambridge includes 182 hectares of brownfield land, just a 15-minute cycle ride from the city centre. Funding from central government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to relocate the Cambridge Waste Water Treatment Plant creates a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the area and create a significant new city district.  

The Area Action Plan will be the planning framework developed by Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council, to guide all development in the area over the next 20 years. At the stage that the Area Action Plan is adopted, all planning applications in the area will have to show that they have fully addressed  the Area Action Plan policies.   

North East Cambridge new district location map

How have we been developing the Plan? 

We held an Issues and Options Consultation in Spring 2019, following an earlier consultation in 2014. The draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan takes into account the feedback we received, as well as background technical evidence that the councils have commissioned.  You can view all these documents in the Document Library.

We run a community liaison forum specifically focused on the Area Action Plan, as well as working closely with landowners, ward members and other stakeholders in the area, and these are all helping us shape the vision and specific policies for the area. 

The Draft Area Action Plan and supporting documents were considered and approved for consultation through the Committee process of the 2 Councils. Please refer to South Cambridgeshire District Council – Report on Draft North East Cambridge Area Action to the Cabinet meeting on Monday 29 June 2020 and Cambridge City Council – Report on Draft North East Cambridge Area Action to the Planning and Transport Scrutiny Committee meeting on Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Related consultations   

Please visit Related Consultations to view current and upcoming consultations by other organisations on issues of interest to communities in North East Cambridge and the surrounding villages.

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