The growth of Cambridge, with new homes, communities, open spaces and infrastructure, is part of the plan to help the city continue to thrive. The focus is on:
- helping to meet housing needs, including affordable housing
- creating well-designed, sustainable new neighbourhoods
- making it easier to travel in and around the city (especially, cycling, walking and public transport)
- developing strong new communities as integral parts of Cambridge
- keeping Cambridge’s special character and high quality of life.
We work closely with our partners, including the Greater Cambridge Partnership, which aims to ensure that the success of the area continues by investing in the transport infrastructure, housing and skills needed to see future economic growth.
The GCP will be consulting this autumn on proposals for public transport and active travel improvements, which would be funded in the long-term by the introduction of a Sustainable Travel Zone with a road user charge. Look out for more details soon.
For more information, please visit the GCP's Making connections page.
Where Cambridge is growing
Good progress is being made towards the plans for 14,000 new homes in the city between 2011 and 2031.
Development is taking shape across Cambridge, with new neighbourhoods on the Southern Fringe and in the North West Quadrant and around Cambridge station (CB1). There are also plans for housing and mixed-use developments at North East Cambridge and Cambridge East.