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Greater Cambridge Housing Strategy – New Housing Policies

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.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Executive Proposals: Development of new plan or strategy;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/05/2021

Decision due: 22 Jun 2021 by Executive Councillor for Housing

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Housing

Department: Housing Services

Contact: Helen Reed, Housing Strategy Manager Email: Helen.reed@cambridge.gov.uk.

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

Background Information: Since consultation on the Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District Councils’ Local Plans published in 2018, and publication of the Greater Cambridge Housing Strategy 2019 to 2023, new issues & priorities have been emerging in relation to new housing development and the affordability of affordable housing. The proposed policies would form a set of new annexes to the Housing Strategy. They would be used, as appropriate: to inform the shaping of new developments planned across Greater Cambridge; to help the councils in responding to planning applications; and to inform the development of the emerging Greater Cambridge Plan. They would also need to be approved through South Cambridgeshire District Council’s own decision making process.


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