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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 from 27 July to 5 October 2020. Thank you to everyone who commented - we are now considering the responses. 

We held a series of online Zoom sessions where you could find out more and ask questions. You can watch the videos of these sessions on ourtalk 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. Read the Draft Area Action Plan. 

North East Cambridge new district location map

How have we been developing the Plan?  

The draft Plan has been developed an extensive amount of consultation and evidence gathering.  

We held an Issues and Options Consultation in Spring 2019, following an earlier consultation in 2014. 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.   

You can view all the evidence base and related documents in the Document Library. 

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