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Greater Cambridge Local Plan: Call for sites consultation

Open from 11 February to 26 March 2019.

The closing date was extended by one day to compensate for issues with uploading attachments when responding.

We and South Cambridgeshire District Council are starting to prepare a new joint Local Plan, as set out in the adopted Greater Cambridge Local Development Scheme. As an early stage of plan making, we want to know about potential sites or broad locations for development.

The Government requires local planning authorities to conduct a ‘call for sites’ exercise as a key component of the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment to inform policies in the new Local Plan for housing, employment and other uses.

Better understanding land availability for development across Greater Cambridge will ensure that the new Local Plan allocates enough land to meet identified needs. It will also ensure that it can choose the right sites from a large number of potential alternatives, having assessed their suitability, availability and achievability.

If you have any questions about this consultation, contact the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service at 01223 457200.

Suggest a site

We want to know if you think there are any potential sites or broad locations for development in Greater Cambridge that should be put forward for consideration. (Greater Cambridge comprises the administrative districts of Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire.)

View the consultation documents and submit sites using our online consultation system

Alternatively, you can:

Completed questionnaires, including names, will be available to view on the councils’ websites. Completed questionnaires including addresses will also be available to view on request.

You can submit sites until 5pm on Monday 25 March 2019.

Consultation documents

Next steps

Not all of the sites proposed in the call for sites will be found to be suitable, available or achievable. We will assess each site that meets the minimum size and capacity criteria against a common assessment methodology, and will publish our findings. The report will form part of the evidence base supporting the new Local Plan.

We propose to carry out public consultation on issues and options for the new Local Plan in autumn 2019.

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