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North East Cambridge (Cambridge Northern Fringe) Area Action Plan - Issues and Options 2019 Consultation

Have your say

We want your views about opportunities for development of the area west of the new Cambridge North Station, together with Cambridge Science Park.

Our plans explore how this area could be transformed into a pedestrian and cycle friendly district, creating the opportunity for thousands of new energy efficient homes and jobs, all supported by new community and leisure facilities, shops and green spaces.

Our vision: ‘North East Cambridge will be a socially and economically inclusive, thriving, and low-carbon place for innovative living and working; inherently walkable where everything is on your doorstep.’

We have prepared a North East Cambridge Area Action Plan - Issues and Options 2019 Report. This identifies the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing the area and sets out the different ways these could be responded to.

We have set out some questions we would like your views on. You can answer all or just those of interest to you, as well as offering up any other information you think we should consider.

Comments can be made until 5pm on Monday 25 March 2019. The consultation opened at 9am on Monday 11 February.

How to have your say

There are a number of ways that you can comment:

  • You can share your views with us using Engagement HQ, an interactive tool that allows you to add your comments to a map of the site and surrounding area. You can do this by dropping pins on specific locations to tell us what you think currently works well, the key issues as well as your ideas for change. To help, we have colour coded the pins based on broad themes such as transport, green space and housing. Just drag and drop the pin and share your views with us and others.

  • View the consultation documents and make comments online using the interactive online consultation system

  • Complete the consultation response form and email to us at:

  • Alternatively, the consultation response form can be printed, completed and posted to us (our postal addresses are on the consultation response form)

NOTE: Your response, including your name, will be available to view on the Councils’ websites. Full responses, including addresses, will also be available to view on request. Our privacy notice for planning policy consultations and notifications sets out how your personal data will be used and by whom.

Why has the name changed?

This plan is referred to as the ‘Cambridge Northern Fringe Area Action Plan’ in the Local Development Scheme. Reflecting the more comprehensive vision being envisaged for the area, and the need to integrate development better with surrounding communities, the Councils consider that the plan should be renamed the ‘North East Cambridge Area Action Plan’. The Issues and Option 2019 document explains that the proposed Area Action Plan boundary is to include the Cambridge Northern Fringe East area allocated in the Local Plans and the Cambridge Science Park. Views are sought on this.

Consultation Documents

Exhibition Events

If you wish to have an informal conversation with members of the Area Action Plan Project Team, then please come along to one of our exhibition events:

  • Monday 25 February, 2pm – 8pm: Milton Community Centre, Coles Road, Milton, Cambridge CB24 6BL
  • Wednesday 27 February, 6.30am – 8.30am and 4pm – 7.30pm: Cambridge North Station, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WZ
  • Friday 1 March, 10am – 4pm: St John’s Innovation Centre, Johnson Room, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS
  • Tuesday 5 March, 10am – 4pm: Trinity Centre, Suite 12, 24 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0FN
  • Thursday 7 March, 6pm – 8pm: North Area Committee, Shirley Centre, Nuffield Road, Chesterton, Cambridge, CB4 1TF
  • Tuesday 12 March, 4pm - 7pm: Brown’s field Youth and Community Centre, 31A Green End Road, Cambridge CB4 1RU
  • Thursday 14 March, 2pm – 8pm: Nun’s Way Pavilion, Nun’s Way, Cambridge, CB4 2NR

The exhibition boards are also available to download: NEC AAP Board 1 | NEC AAP Board 2 | NEC AAP Board 3 | NEC AAP Board 4 | NEC AAP Board 5 | NEC AAP Board 6 | NEC AAP Board 7 | NEC AAP Board 8 | NEC AAP Board 9

What happened to the comments I made in 2014?

We first carried out a consultation on Cambridge Northern Fringe East Area Action Plan - Issues and Options in 2014, and we have considered that feedback. Responding to the changing circumstances, we have now drawn up a new vision and objectives for the plan and identified a range of issues and options, the response to which will influence the strategy to be taken forward as the plan is prepared.

What happens next?

Following the consultation, the comments received will be considered and will help inform the preparation of a draft Area Action Plan, with a view to undertaking a further public consultation in spring 2020 before moving to the formal stages of Proposed Submission plan and examination.

How can I be kept informed?

Individuals and organisations can opt-in to receiving future mailings in relation to public consultations or notifications on the North East Cambridge Area Action Plan by logging in to the Cambridge City and/or South Cambridgeshire District consultation databases and choosing the ‘areas of interest’ that you would like future mailings about. When you log in, you will find the list of ‘areas of interest’ under ‘my details’.

Further Information

If you would like to find out more about the North East Cambridge Area Action Plan, please contact the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning – Planning Policy Team on 01954 713183 or email us at

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