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Urban design guidance and resources

This page links to information produced by us and South Cambridgeshire District Council, and other documents that might be useful.

The 2006 Local Plan includes a policy covering tall buildings and the skyline (policy 3/13). This guidance explains how the policy can be applied to assess proposals for tall buildings.


This guidance note provides an introduction to design codes and how they fit with the planning process. It explains the level of detail that needs to be included in codes for local growth sites.

Visit our urban growth pages to find out more about how the growth of Cambridge is taking shape.