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Greater Cambridge Housing Strategy – New Housing Policies

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve three new policies proposed for Greater Cambridge covering: Build to Rent developments; the clustering and distribution of new affordable housing; and the setting of Affordable Rents.


Matter for Decision

The report proposed three new housing policies developed with South Cambridgeshire DC and which will form annexes to the Greater Cambridge Housing Strategy 2019-2023.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Strategy and External Partnerships

Approved the proposed Build to Rent Policy attached as Appendix A to the report


Approved the proposed Clustering & Distribution of Affordable Housing policy attached as Appendix B to the report


Approved the proposed Affordable Rents policy attached as Appendix C to the report.


Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.


Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.


Scrutiny Considerations

Officers undertook to respond to Cllr Dalzell on his question of the percentage of affordable housing applied on smaller multi-tenure sites (paragraph 57 of appendix A).


The Committee resolved by 9 votes to 0 to endorse 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: 28/07/2021

Date of decision: 22/06/2021