News and updates

UPDATED 17 November 2017

This monthly update gives information on:

  • Live planning related consultations in South Cambridgeshire to help you have your say
  • Forthcoming planning related consultations in South Cambridgeshire
  • Other key planning news at local, county and national levels.

Information on any consultations that may affect people living or working in South Cambridgeshire can be viewed on the Council's consultations webpage.


There are currently no consultations.


South Cambridgeshire Local Plan

The Councils received a letter from the Inspectors on 15 November 2017 in response to their publication of the working correspondence with the Inspectors. 

Working Correspondence with Inspectors: 14 November 2017

The Planning Inspectors examining our Local Plan and also the Cambridge Local Plan closed the hearings in July and advised that they anticipated that consultation will take place during Autumn 2017 on Main Modifications that they consider may be necessary to ensure the Local Plans can be found ‘sound’ and adopted.

During the last few weeks, there have been several exchanges of correspondence between the Councils and the Inspectors. During these exchanges, Inspectors have asked Council officers to assist in the preparation of the above-mentioned modifications which are to be consulted on. This stage has not yet been completed, but you can view this working correspondence between the Councils and the inspectors up to this point on the Correspondence with Inspectors webpage.

The documents cover some of the changes the Inspectors have suggested they believe may need to be consulted on.

Once the inspectors are content that they have a complete final list of the modifications that they consider may be necessary to make the plan ‘sound’, they will write to the Council and formally ask us to undertake a consultation.

The consultation provides the opportunity to comment on the specific detailed changes put forward but it does not reopen the debate on other matters. These other matters include the modifications which we consulted on from December 2015 to January 2016.

An update will be provided once the content and timings around this upcoming consultation are confirmed.

The working correspondence can be viewed on the Correspondence with Inspectors webpage.

Cambridge East - North of Cherry Hinton Supplementary Planning Document 

The consultation ran for eight weeks between 7 August and 2 October 2017 and has now closed. Thank you for your comments. Representations to the consultation will be considered and a final version of the document is expected to be taken to Development Plan Scrutiny Sub Committee on 5 December 2017 for approval. It is likely be taken to the Planning Portfolio Holder on 11 December 2017.

Waterbeach New Town SPD and Bourn Airfield New Village SPD

ARUP have been appointed to undertake work on preparing both the Waterbeach New Town and Bourn Airfield New Village SPDs.


A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet - Timeline Update

A public consultation was undertaken by Highways England on the A428 route options back in March and April 2017. This involved inviting views on the need for improvements to the A428, feedback on three route options and three options to improve the Black Cat Roundabout.

Highways England has recently revised their timetable for the works to the A428. To find out more about the scheme, view the new timetable, or sign up to updates, please visit: Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet - A428


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