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***ROD:Response to Government Consultation - Supporting Housing Delivery & Public Service Infrastructure

1. To agree the response to the Government’s Consultation - Supporting Housing Delivery & Public Service Infrastructure (see Appendix 1). The response has been prepared jointly with South Cambridgeshire District Council.
2. To delegate any further minor editing changes to the response to the Government’s Consultation - Supporting Housing Delivery & Public Service Infrastructure to the Joint Director for Planning and Economic Development where they are technical matters.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/01/2021

Decision due: Before 23 Mar 2021 by Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces

Lead director: Director of Planning and Economic Development

Department: Planning and Economic Development

Contact: Bruce Waller, Senior Planning Policy Officer Email: Bruce.Waller@cambridge.gov.uk.

Background Information: The Government is consulting on changes to the planning system. The three main proposals are: • The introduction of a new permitted development right (PDR) for a change of use to residential to create new homes • To amend existing PDRs for schools, colleges and universities, hospitals and prisons, and a new streamlined planning application process for hospitals, schools and prisons • The approach to simplifying and consolidating existing PDRs following changes to the Use Classes Order. The deadline for comments is 28 January 2021.

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