Greater Cambridge Local Plan - Public Webinar

Tuesday 7 September 2021 at 6pm

Dear Parish Councils

As you are aware, the preferred options for the Greater Cambridge Local Plan will be published for public consultation later this autumn. We know this will be of great interest to our communities and hence we wanted to send you an advance email to make you aware of the key dates.

Prior to consultation, the proposals must go through the full scrutiny processes of both Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District Councils. The first Council committee is the Joint Local Plan Advisory Group on 8 September, and the committee papers will be published on the 31 August. These will include the draft preferred options for the Plan, which we are calling the First Proposals, as well as a wide range of evidence base studies, topic papers and other supporting documents.

The First Proposals will include our suggestions for sites which we feel are suitable for development, as well as proposals for policies ranging from climate change to biodiversity, social inclusion and infrastructure. To make this information more accessible and transparent, we will be publishing the draft proposals on our new digital plan platform, including interactive mapping and the full document library. This will go live at the same time as the formal committee papers will be published on the Councils’ websites, and we will email you on the 31 August with the website links. Any revisions made by members during the committee process will be included in updated web pages for the launch of the public consultation.

We will also be holding a public webinar about the First Proposals on:

Tuesday 7 September 2021 at 6pm

Webinar link

Passcode: 423515

At the webinar we will talk you through the First Proposals and the evidence published alongside, and you will be able to ask the team any questions that you have. At this point the proposals are not open for public consultation so please do not send us any feedback yet. It is likely that there will be changes made to the proposals through the Councils’ scrutiny processes and, therefore, the consultation version will differ from the committee stage version.


We aim to start full public consultation on 1 November and, at this stage, we will welcome comments from anyone interested in the future of our area. We plan to consult from 1 November-13 December and will be reaching out to our communities in many ways, to gain feedback that is as wide and representative as we can. We will be in touch with further details nearer the time.

In summary:

  • 31 August 2021: First Proposals (committee stage version) and evidence base published online
  • 7 September 2021: public webinar on the committee stage proposals and evidence
  • 1 November-13 December 2021: Full public consultation on the First Proposals

Best wishes.

The Greater Cambridge Local Plan team

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