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Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Infrastructure


The portfolio is scrutinised by the Planning and Transport Scrutiny Committee and covers the following:

Planning Policy

Development, implementation and monitoring of the Council’s plans, policies and strategies relating to:

·  Land use planning, including implementing the adopted Local Plan and developing local planning briefs and supplementary planning guidance

·  Development of future planning policy including the Joint Local Plan, working with South Cambridgeshire District Council and other partners

·  Strategic planning, working together with South Cambridgeshire District Council, on planning and initiatives taking account of the need for conservation and sustainability of new development

·  Contribute to regional and national planning and infrastructure policies and strategies formulated by other bodies and wider planning partnerships

Including the exercise of the Council’s functions and the delivery of services:

Development control and building control services delivered as shared services including the joint management of the Greater Cambridge shared services, leading on all operational matters and improvement in relation to planning and building control.

Infrastructure and Transport

·  Both areas within the City Council control and liaising with the County Council (the primary transport and highways authority), Combined Authority and the Greater Cambridge Partnership·  Public transport and congestion reduction plans, including bus services, bus shelters, future rail proposals and funding opportunities, and cycling including secure cycle parking

·  County Council roads, pavements and cycle route issues in Cambridge, including maintenance and road safety, parking and off-street parking and advancing the interests of pedestrians and cyclists as well as wider public transport and road users and schemes to provide walking and travel facilities for people with disabilities

·  Ensure that the climate and biodiversity emergencies are considered in all initiatives in their portfolio and ensure their portfolio contributes towards Cambridge becoming a zero carbon city.


The relevant exercise of compulsory purchase powers.


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