Greater Cambridge Local Plan – First Proposals Public Consultation

Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council are working together to create a joint Local Plan for their combined districts – which we are referring to as Greater Cambridge.

The Councils are inviting comments, via public consultation, on the Greater Cambridge Local Plan First Proposals (Regulation 18: Preferred Options 2021). The Councils are also consulting on the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal (incorporating the requirements of Strategic Environmental Assessment) and Habitats Directive Assessment. This is part of the Regulation 18 Consultation under the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

The consultation documents can be viewed:
• on the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service website
• by appointment at Cambridge City Council’s Customer Service Centre: Mandela House, 4 Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1BY (phone 01223 457000);
• by appointment at South Cambridgeshire District Council Reception: South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6EA (phone 01954 713000);
• at Cambridge Central Library (7 Lion Yard Cambridge CB2 3QD) and Cambourne Library (Sackville House, Sackville Way, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6HD) during normal opening hours.


Hard copies may be obtained at a charge by contacting the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service using the contact details below. If you need assistance to view the documents, or wish to discuss the consultation, please contact us using the details below.

The Councils are also holding a number of online and in-person events during the consultation period, where planning officers will be available to answer questions. These may be subject to change in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please consult our website for full event details.

How to make comments
You are encouraged to comment online – full details are available on our website at
If you have difficulty commenting online, please contact the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Policy Team on 01954 713694 or email us at

Alternatively, you can make comments in writing using response forms available on the Councils’ websites or on request. Completed response forms should be emailed to
or posted to: Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service, Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge, CB1 0JH

Comments can be made on these documents between 9am on Monday 1 November and 5pm on Monday 13 December 2021.

All comments received during the consultation period will be published. Please refer to our privacy notice for further details, which can be found on our website.

First Proposals Consultation Public Notice