Cambridge sub-regional retail study (October 2008)

South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council have jointly undertaken a retail study of the Cambridge Sub Region to inform retail planning in accordance with guidance set out in PPS6: Planning for Town Centres (March 2005). The study will form part of the evidence base for retail policies and allocations in future planning policy documents, and will allow each Council to make informed choices about the nature and extent of retail growth to be accommodated in the future.

Below is a copy of the study, available to download or view in pdf format.

Since the publication of the Cambridge Sub Region Retail Study in October 2008, it has become apparent that the study contains a number of technical discrepancies. The revised sections of the study and a note explaining the changes are available below to download or view in pdf format:

Summary of Changes

Revised Cambridge Sub Region Retail Study [main report]

Revised Plans

Revised Appendices

Alternatively, the Cambridge Sub Region Retail Study and Plans can be purchased at a cost of £50, while Appendices 1-10 can be purchased separately at a cost of £100.

If you would like a further explanation of the Retail Study, or any other matter relating to the Local Development Framework, please either e-mail the Planning Policy section on, or phone (01954) 713183.

Contact Details

03450 450 500