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.
The importance of the growth of Cambridge is integral to the Cambridge Local Plan 2018 [PDF, 14MB] and our Corporate plan 2022-27.
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.
We work closely with our partners, including the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP), 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 carried out a consultation on its Making Connections proposals in autumn 2022 and is analysing the feedback received. The findings will be included in a final report on the proposals and next steps, scheduled to go to the GCP board in June 2023. At that time, the GCP board will make a recommendation to Cambridgeshire County Council on whether to proceed with the scheme. See GCP Making Connections.