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Creating a vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc - response to consultation and OxCam ARC Environmental Principles

- To agree a joint response to the government consultation ‘Creating a vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc’ with Cambridge City Council

- Endorse the shared environment principles; and,

- Supports the future development of an Arc Environment Strategy which will provide for how the principles can be delivered.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/08/2021

Decision due: 28 Sep 2021 by Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Transport

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Transport

Department: Planning and Economic Development

Contact: Stephen Kelly, Director of Planning and Economic Development Email: stephen.kelly@greatercambridgeplanning.org Tel: 07734 370866, Claire Tunnicliffe, Committee Manager Email: claire.tunnicliffe@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: Requested for pre-scrutiny by Cllrs Bick and Davies

Background Information: ‘Creating a vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc’ consultation document sets out the government’s first public consultation on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc Spatial Framework. Government are seeking views to create a vision for the Spatial Framework, to guide future growth to 2050. The Spatial Framework will set national planning policy and transport policy for the area to coordinate and focus investment and shape future local planning decisions. The consultation closes on 12 October 2012. The environmental principles are a shared statement of ambition for the Arc not formal policy. They intend to: • support our position regarding environment policies emerging from the Arc Spatial Framework • allow DEFRA to test and apply its 25-year plan and funding through pilots and projects • support Local Planning Authorities to further develop the principles through Local and Strategic Plans at a local and sub-regional level.

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