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Greater Cambridge Local Plan: Issues & Options Feedback and Next Steps

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Infrastructure

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To receive an update on the Greater Cambridge Local Plan Issues & Options consultation – ‘The First Conversation’.

To agree the process for plan making moving forward, and revisions to the timetable.


Matter for Decision

The report sought to feedback on the Greater Cambridge Local Plan Issues and Options consultation – ‘The First Conversation’. This formed part of the early stages in preparing the next Local Plan for the area, being prepared jointly by Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces

i.  Noted the report on Initial Feedback from the First Conversation consultation included at Appendix 1

ii.  Agreed additional informal member and stakeholder engagement and Preferred Options stages be added to the Local Plan making process 

iii.  Agreed the approach to addressing the Duty to Cooperate included as Appendix 3 to the report, subject to any material changes necessary as a result of consultation with Duty to Cooperate bodies.


Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.


Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.


Scrutiny Considerations

The Committee received a report from the Strategy and Economy Manager and Planning Policy Manager.


The Committee resolved by 8 votes to 0 to endorse the recommendations.


The Executive Councillor approved the recommendations.


Conflicts of Interest Declared by the Executive Councillor (and any Dispensations Granted)

No conflicts of interest were declared by the Executive Councillor.



Publication date: 20/08/2020

Date of decision: 30/06/2020