Why Cambridge is growing

Last reviewed: 23 October 2017

Cambridge is a successful city with: a world-class reputation for education, science and innovation; research and knowledge-based industries; and its historic environment. It is a major focus for employment. The high value Cambridge Cluster is crucial to the UK’s economy and its international competitiveness.

Urban growth in new neighbourhoods is needed to meet high demand for housing and to help the local economy continue to prosper. The focus is on making sure Cambridge continues to be a great place in which to live, work and learn – for both existing and new residents.

Did you know that 135 hectares of new public open space is being provided on the Southern Fringe and the North West Quadrant?: in total, that is almost fifteen times the size of Parker's Piece. See  Open spaces and S106 contributions [PDF, 35kB].

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Find out more about the plans for the future of Cambridge and the review of the Local Plan.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership 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. It is inviting local people to take part in its Big Conversation between 25 September and the end of November 2017. 

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