The next Local Plan for SCDC – time to have your say

From 2031, this is in the cause of long term thinking


“This is a very exciting time for South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council,” says Stephen Kelly, the Joint Director for Planning and Economic Development for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire.

“Work is underway on a new joint Local Plan which will affect the future of Greater Cambridge over the next 20 years*. 

2031 SCDC Local Plan - Big Themes poster.

2031 SCDC Local Plan – Big Themes poster.

“The two councils have produced a joint public consultation called: Greater Cambridge Local Plan – The First Conversation.  It lets you tell us about the kind of place you want Greater Cambridge to be in the future.”

The ‘consultation’ runs from 13 January to 24 February – use the link above to have your say.

According to their press release, the ‘consultation’ will explore the big themes of climate change, biodiversity, social inclusion and ‘great places’ which will influence how homes, jobs and infrastructure are planned and where growth might go after the current Plan finishes in 2031. 

Mr Kelly and his colleagues are keen to hear from as many people and organisations as possible – they want lots of views, they say, ‘particularly from under-represented groups’ (hopefully by this they mean residents of small, tucked away villages like Hatley), about what the councils should include in the next Local Plan.

During the ‘consultation’ they are taking a pop-up ‘roadshow’ to places around the area – it settles in the Eco Hub in Gamlingay on Friday, 31st January between 10.00 am and noon, giving us all the opportunity ‘to spend a few minutes finding out more and sharing your views’.

* According to the SCDC website, the current Local Plan sets out the planning policies and land allocations to guide the future development of the district up to 2031.

Post created 10th January 2020.