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Coronavirus update from the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning service

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Making Space for People SPD

We are developing a Making Space for People supplementary planning document (SPD) for Cambridge.

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.

It will create a framework to improve the streets and spaces in central Cambridge. It will do this by encouraging more sustainable transport options, safeguarding the character of existing spaces, and identifying opportunities for new uses of space.

This project is being funded by the Greater Cambridge Partnership. It is being undertaken for us by consultants Building Design Partnership (BDP).


We are currently seeking your views on the Central Cambridge Vision, Aims and Objectives, and Strategies document. The document sets out our ‘vision’ for central Cambridge, and the principles and strategies which could underpin the future SPD.

Making Space for People: Vision, Aims and Objectives and Strategies consultation

Earlier in the process of preparing the document, we asked how you think local streets and open spaces could be improved. We received many comments, which you can view online. Thank you to everybody who took the time to share your thoughts and ideas.

We held open days in June and July 2018, where you could discuss the SPD with us.