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Call for Sites


We would like to know of any potential sites or broad locations for development in Greater Cambridge (which comprises the administrative districts of Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire). Sites can be submitted between 9am on Monday 11 February and 5pm on Monday 25 March 2019.

How to Suggest a Site

There are a number of ways that you can submit sites:

NOTE: Completed questionnaires, including names, will be available to view on the Councils’ websites. Completed questionnaires including addresses will also be available to view on request.

Consultation Documents

  • Call for Sites Response Form – this is available to download as a Word document to complete electronically and email to us or as a PDF to print and complete and post to us.
  • Public Notice

What is the Call for Sites?

The Councils are starting preparation of a new joint Greater Cambridge Local Plan, as set out in the adopted Greater Cambridge Local Development Scheme. As an early stage of plan making, we want to know about potential sites or broad locations for development. Better understanding land availability for development across Greater Cambridge will ensure that the new Local Plan allocates enough land to meet identified needs and that it can choose the right sites from a large number of potential alternatives having assessed their suitability, availability and achievability.

The Government requires Local Planning Authorities to conduct a ‘Call for Sites’ exercise as a key component of the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment to inform policies in the new Local Plan for housing and employment.

What happens next?

Not all of the sites proposed in the Call for Sites will be found to be suitable, available or achievable. We will assess each site which meets minimum size and capacity criteria against a common assessment methodology and publish our findings in a report which will form part of the evidence base supporting the new Local Plan.

It is proposed to carry out public consultation on Issues and Options for the new Local Plan in the Autumn 2019.

How can I be kept informed?

Individuals and organisations can opt-in to receiving future mailings in relation to the Greater Cambridge Local Plan or Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment 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 further information, please contact the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning – Planning Policy Team on:

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