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Study on Student Housing Demand and Supply for Cambridge City Council and Consequential Modifications Proposed to the Emerging Cambridge Local Plan

To endorse the findings of the study on student housing demand and supply and agree consequential modifications proposed to the emerging Cambridge Local Plan.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant effect on communities living or working in any ward in Cambridge;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/12/2016

Decision due: 25 Jan 2017 by Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Infrastructure

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Infrastructure

Lead director: Joint Director, Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service

Department: Planning and Economic Development

Contact: Sara Saunders, Strategy & Economy Manager Email: Sara.Saunders@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: This is a key decision and will automatically appear on the agenda.

Background Information: The study investigates the levels of demand for and supply of student accommodation in Cambridge, and its impact on the local housing market. The results of the new study will support the council in dealing with Local Plan hearing sessions on student accommodation, which should take place in 2017. The study helps the council understand whether it is making adequate provision for students over the plan period and may require consequential modifications to the emerging Local Plan to be agreed by Development Plan Scrutiny Sub-Committee prior to the modifications going forward to Full Council.

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