Adopted Development Plan - Overview

Adopted Development Plan for South Cambridgeshire, an overview

Planning policies and proposals that guide the development and use of land in the district are set out in the Development Plan. All planning applications are assessed against the planning policies included in the Development Plan.

The Development Plan is a set of documents and planning policies and it currently consists of:

1. Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Minerals and Waste Plan: this sets out the planning policies that provide a framework for all minerals and waste developments in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and is prepared jointly by Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council.

The following documents are part of the adopted development plan:

2. South Cambridgeshire Local Development Framework (LDF): this sets out the planning policies that provide a framework to guide new development in the district, and is prepared by us. It aims to deliver the required homes, jobs, community facilities and transport infrastructure for the district, while protecting and enhancing the environment and character of the area.

The following documents are part of the adopted development plan:

There are other LDF documents that do not form part of the adopted development plan, such as Supplementary Planning Documents and the Local Development Scheme. These documents are available to view on the Local Development Framework – Overview webpage.

3. Local Plan 2004 'Saved' Policy CNF6: the Local Plan 2004 has been largely replaced by the LDF, however one policy has been ‘saved’ and remains in use. The policy applies to an area of Chesterton Fen Road, Cambridge and deals with applications for Gypsy sites.

Emerging Local Plan

We are preparing a new Local Plan for South Cambridgeshire, that will guide the future development of the district up to 2031. Once adopted, all planning applications will be assessed against the planning policies in the Local Plan.

Also, once adopted the Local Plan will replace the Core Strategy DPDDevelopment Control Policies DPDSite Specific Policies DPD and Local Plan 2004 'Saved' Policy CNF6, and the Adopted Proposals Map will be replaced by the Policies Map.

More information on is available on the Local Plan webpage.

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