We are developing a Making Space for People supplementary planning document (SPD) for Cambridge.
When adopted, the SPD will be a material planning consideration for proposed developments in the city centre. It will provide further detail to a number of the local plan policies and opportunity areas identified in the plan.
The SPD will be used to prioritise the delivery of improvements to key public spaces. It will also identify improvements to key streets, and improve the walking and cycling network.
The SPD will help maintain Cambridge’s role as a centre of international excellence. It'll do this by encouraging more sustainable transport, safeguarding the character of existing spaces, and identifying opportunities for new uses of space.
Early in the process of preparing the document, we have been asking how you think local streets and open spaces could be improved. So far, we have received lots of comments, which can be viewed online. Thank you to everybody who has taken the time to share thoughts and ideas.
We held open days on 26 and 29 June and 6 July, where you could discuss the SPD with us.
We will shortly be publishing two documents relating to the initial stages of the project. We anticipate that this will happen by mid-November. These documents will relate to a baseline report of the project, as well as the analysis of the comments we received from the survey undertaken in the summer.
You'll have more opportunities to comment on the emerging themes and ideas over the coming months and more information will be published in due course. We also expect to publish the draft SPD in 2019 for formal public consultation.
This project is being funded by the Greater Cambridge Partnership. It is being undertaken for us by consultants Building Design Partnership (BDP).