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Public Art Commission and Strategy

Committee have considered previous reports relating the commissioning of public art and the development of strategy. The report will outline work completed in developing a Public Art Strategy, which will propose a framework and associated principles when commissioning new public art; and make recommendations on making effective and timely use of existing time-limited S106 contributions.

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: 06/11/2020

Decision due: 28 Jan 2021 by Executive Councillor for Communities

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Communities

Department: Environmental Services

Contact: Alistair Wilson, Streets and Open Spaces Development Manager Email: Alistair.Wilson@cambridge.gov.uk.

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

Background Information: Over recent decades, the Council has mitigated the impact of development by securing public art (previously, through on-site provision by developers or off-site, generic S106 contributions paid to the Council and, now, through planning conditions). In common with other S106 contribution types, S106 funding availability for public art is running down and is unevenly spread across the city. This uneven distribution reflects differing levels of development from ward-to-ward. This report considers an updated Policy.


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