LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONSULTATIONS – Have your say!
The following public consultations are currently running. They can be viewed on line and you can give your views.
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Local Transport Plan
The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has prepared a draft Local Transport Plan which they are now consulting upon. The deadline for comments is Friday 27 September 2019. There are several different ways of providing feedback to the plan including an online questionnaire. If you wish to find out more information about the plan there are links to all the relevant documents and how to comment on the Combined Authority’s website. There is a frequently asked questions section that provides a good introduction to the plan. Within our area there is one consultation event that has yet to take place • Cambridge, Sat 14 Sep, 10am-3pm, Cambridge Central Library, Lion Yard SCDC and Cambridge City are responding to this consultation.
New Joint Greater Cambridge Local Plan
Workshops have been held for different groups including parish councils and residents associations to start thinking about what the next joint Greater Cambridge Local Plan will include. For those who were not able to attend these sessions there is a YouTube video that gives a taster. There will be public consultation on Issues and Options for the new joint Greater Cambridge Local Plan in the autumn 2019 so there will be an opportunity for everyone who is interested in the Greater Cambridge area to have their say in shaping the future of this area.
Draft Greater Cambridge Sustainable Design and Construction (SPD) Proposals to help make new housing developments as green as possible have been published by South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council – and local people are being encouraged to have their say. The draft guide to sustainable design and construction will, when adopted, give developers a clear steer on what is expected of them to reduce the environmental impact of developments. This includes setting out the need to minimise carbon emissions, flood risks, pollution and pressure on water sources. This is all aimed at helping to ensure any development enhances the natural environment, leaving it in a better condition than before it took place. Planning applications received since the current South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge Local Plans were adopted last year need to include sufficient detail to demonstrate how developers intend to meet the sustainability policy requirements. Local people, businesses and interested groups are being encouraged to comment on the draft SPD until 5pm on Monday 23 September 2019.
NATIONAL NEWS Creating space for beauty: interim report of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission The Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission is an independent body that is advising government on how to promote and increase the use of high quality design for new build homes and neighbourhoods. In their interim report published on 9 July 2019 they have set out their work to date – ‘Creating space for beauty’.