Latest News on Local Plan Review
Matter CC1 ‐ Heritage Policies: Protecting and Enhancing the Character of Cambridge (Policies 7,
8, 56, 58, 60 and Appendix F, 61, and 62 plus Appendix G)
The Inspectorate has now issued the schedule for the resumption of the Examination of the Local Plans, see attached. CambridgePPF will be attending those hearings that we have previously commented on.
Examination Schedule – hearings_programme_v8_march_16
15th March 2016:
CambridgePPF publish their response to the proposed modifications! This is attached below as well as on our submissions page.
4th March 2016: Responses to Local Plan Modifications have been published
The Councils have collated the responses received from the public consultation and have now published them on their websites. As part of this process, CambridgePPF have been given an opportunity to review our responses and adjust for any inconsistencies. Whilst we have shown support for some of the proposed changes, there are still several that we wish to challenge.
We acknowledge that our representation on the proposed release of the green belt land adjacent to Nine Wells has led to some confusion. This is due to the limitations of the response form and CambridgePPF will be addressing this as part of the review process.
1st February 2016: Draft Examination Schedule on Proposed Modifications out!
CambridgePPF have submitted our response to the modifications and look forward to the resumption of the Examination. The limbo-like status of the Draft Local Plans causes concern as some developers are keen to take advantage of the housing supply debate.
Click here – draft schedule
Both Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire have had the opportunity to amend their Local Plans, as per the agreement with the Inspector. The amendments were announced on 10 November 2015. Follow the link to view the summary and associated documents: Cambridge City Council web link to Local Plan The formal consultation will take place from 2nd December – 25 January. The amendments required included revisiting the following sections:
- Objectively Assessed Need for Housing
- Inner Green Belt Boundary Study
- Infrastructure Delivery Study
- Sustainability Appraisal
Responses to the consultation are then to be made with the results resubmitted to the Inspector during March 2016. Local Plan – Consideration of further work and consequential modifications SCDC