Evidence base and supporting studies

A number of technical studies and reports support the preparation of the Local Plan and are available to view or download using the links in the tables below.

South Cambridgeshire District and Cambridge City Councils have also jointly produced a list of documents that are likely to be referred to during the examination hearings: Reference Document Library [note: this is published on Cambridge City Council's website].

General Documents

Document Author (or prepared for) Year Published
National Planning Practice Guidance Department of Communities and Local Government 2014
Draft Final Sustainability Appraisal Report South Cambridgeshire District Council  2014
Statement of Compliance with the Duty to Co-operate South Cambridgeshire District Council 2014
Strategic Spatial Priorities: Addressing the Duty to Co-operate across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Authorities 2014
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Memorandum of Co-operation: Supporting the Spatial Approach 2011-2031 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Authorities 2013
Statement of Consultation South Cambridgeshire District Council 2014
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Minerals and Waste LDF Cambridgeshire County Council 2012
National Planning Policy Framework Department of Communities and Local Government 2012
South Cambridgeshire Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report  South Cambridgeshire District Council 2012
Census 2011 Office for National Statistics 2011
Joint Statement on Strategic Planning in Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire Local Planning Authorities 2010
Working Together For a Better South Cambridgeshire: Sustainable Community Strategy South Cambridgeshire Local Strategic Partnership 2008

 

Chapter 2: Spatial Strategy

Document Author (or prepared for) Year Published
Memorandum of Understanding between Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council: Greater Cambridge Joint Housing Trajectory Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council 2014
Greater Cambridge City Deal South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council (and others) 2014
Transport Strategy for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire County Council 2014
Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) South Cambridgeshire District Council  2013
Population, Housing and Employment Forecasts Technical Report Cambridgeshire County Council 2013
Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) Cambridgeshire Horizons  2013 
Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire Sustainable Development Strategy Review  Cambridgeshire Joint Strategy Unit  2012 
Cambridge Econometrics Population Forecasting for South Cambridgeshire to 2031  Cambridgeshire Local Planning Authorities  2012 
East of England Forecasting Model Population Runs for South Cambridgeshire to 2031 Cambridgeshire County Council 2012

Inner Green Belt Study Review:

South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council 2012
South Cambridgeshire Village Classification Report South Cambridgeshire District Council 2012
South Cambridgeshire Village Services and Facilities Study South Cambridgeshire District Council 2012
Cambridge Sub-Region Gypsy & Travellers Accommodation Needs Assessment Cambridge Sub-Region Local Authorities 2011
South Cambridgeshire Economic Assessment PACEC on behalf of South Cambridgeshire District Council 2010

Cambridgeshire Development Study:

Cambridgeshire County Council 2009

Cambridge City Inner Green Belt Boundary Study

[this document is not available electronically but can be viewed by contacting Cambridge City Council]
Cambridge City Council 2002
Cambridge Green Belt Study Landscape Design Associates for South Cambridgeshire District Council 2002
South Cambridgeshire Annual Monitoring Report South Cambridgeshire District Council various

 

Chapter 3: Strategic Sites

Document Author (or prepared for) Year Published
Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment South Cambridgeshire District Council  2013
Interim Sustainability Appraisal to accompany Local Plan Issues & Options 2 Report (Part 1) South Cambridgeshire District Council & Cambridge City Council  2013
Supplementary Initial Sustainability Appraisal to accompany Local Plan Issues & Options 2 Report (Part 2)  South Cambridgeshire District Council  2013
Initial Sustainability Appraisal Report to accompany Local Plan Issues & Options Report  South Cambridgeshire District Council  2012
South Cambridgeshire & Cambridge City Employment Land Review South Cambridgeshire District Council & Cambridge City Council 2012 & 2008
Cambridge Cluster at 50: The Cambridge Economy Retrospect and Prospect East of England Development Agency & Partners 2011
South Cambridgeshire Economic Development Strategy 2010-2015 South Cambridgeshire District Council 2010
Orchard Park Supplementary Planning Document South Cambridgeshire District Council 2011

 

Chapter 4: Climate Change

Document Author (or prepared for) Year Published
Considerate Constructor Scheme Construction Industry 2013
Groundwater Source Protection Zone Maps Environment Agency 2013
Flood Maps Environment Agency 2013
Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) Communities Assessment Building Research Establishment (BRE) 2012
A review of Merton Rule policies in four local planning authorities in Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire Local Planning Authorities 2012 
Cambridgeshire Community Energy Fund Cambridgeshire Horizons 2012 
Cambridgeshire Renewables Infrastructure Framework (CRIF) Cambridgeshire Horizons 2012 
Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) Standard Building Research Establishment (BRE) 2011
Cambridgeshire Green Infrastructure Strategy Cambridgeshire Horizons 2011 
Cambridgeshire Surface Water Management Plan Cambridgeshire County Council 2011
East of England Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Capacity Study DECC 2011

Water Cycle Strategy

Cambridgeshire Horizons 2011 & 2008
District Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document South Cambridgeshire District Council 2010
South Cambridgeshire & Cambridge City Strategic Flood Risk Assessment South Cambridgeshire District Council & Cambridge City Council 2010

 

Chapter 5: High Quality Places

Document Author (or prepared for) Year Published
RECAP Waste Management Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document Cambridgeshire County Council 2012
Cambridgeshire Quality Charter for Growth Cambridgeshire Horizons  2010 
Design & Access Statements Briefing Note South Cambridgeshire District Council 2010
District Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document  South Cambridgeshire District Council  2010 
Public Art Supplementary Planning Document South Cambridgeshire District Council  2009 
Arts and Culture Strategy for the Cambridge Sub Region  Cambridgeshire Horizons  2006 
Car parking what works where Homes and Communities Agency 2006
By Design  DETR 2000
Urban Design Compendium Llewelyn-Davies for English Partnerships, The Housing Corporation and Urban Design Alliance 2000

 

Chapter 6: Protecting and Enhancing the Natural and Historic Environment

Document Author (or prepared for) Year Published
National Character Areas Natural England  2012 
Cambridgeshire Green Infrastructure Strategy  Cambridgeshire Horizons  2011 
Development Affecting Conservation Areas Supplementary Planning Document South Cambridgeshire District Council 2010
East of England Landscape Typology Landscape East 2010
Landscape in New Developments Supplementary Planning Document South Cambridgeshire District Council 2010
District Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document South Cambridgeshire District Council 2010
Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document South Cambridgeshire District Council 2009
Listed Buildings Supplementary Planning Document South Cambridgeshire District Council 2009
Cambridge Green Belt Study Landscape Design Associates for South Cambridgeshire District Council 2002

 

Chapter 7: Delivering High Quality Homes

Document

Author (or prepared for)

Year Published

Evidence for Residential Space Standards in South Cambridgeshire[RD/H/810]

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2016

Sawston Transport Modelling

Cambridgeshire County Council

2014

Parish Council-led Proposals in Great & Little Abington - Evidence Base [RD/H/060]

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2014

Parish Council-led Proposals in Graveley - Evidence Base [RD/H/070]

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2014

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2013 

Interim Sustainability Appraisal to accompany Local Plan Issues & Options 2 Report (Part 1) 

South Cambridgeshire District Council & Cambridge City Council 

2013 

Supplementary Initial Sustainability Appraisal to accompany Local Plan Issues & Options 2 Report (Part 2)

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2013

Cambridge Econometrics Population Forecasting for South Cambridgeshire to 2031

Cambridgeshire Local Planning Authorities

2012

East of England Forecasting Model Population Runs for South Cambridgeshire to 2031

Cambridgeshire County Council

2012

Initial Sustainability Appraisal Report to accompany Local Plan Issues & Options Report

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2012

Planning Policy for Travellers Sites

Department of Communities and Local Government

2012

South Cambridgeshire Housing Strategy 2012-2016

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2012

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)

Cambridgeshire Horizons

2013

Cambridge Cluster at 50: The Cambridge Economy Retrospect and Prospect

East of England Development Agency & Partners

2011

Cambridge Sub-Region Gypsy & Travellers Accommodation Needs Assessment

Cambridge Sub-Region Local Authorities

2011

Fen Drayton Former Land Settlement Association Estate Supplementary Planning Document

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2011

Lifetime Homes Standard

Lifetime Homes Foundation

2011

Cambridgeshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for Older People

Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridgeshire NHS Primary Care Trust

2010

South Cambridgeshire Economic Development Strategy 2010-2015

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2010

South Cambridgeshire Gypsy & Traveller Community Strategy 2010-2013

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2010

Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2009

Balanced and Mixed Communities: A Good Practice Guide

Cambridgeshire Horizons

2008

Designing Gypsy and Traveller Sites – Good Practice Guide

Department of Communities and Local Government

2008

Housing Quality Indicators (HQI)

Homes and Communities Agency

2008

South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2004

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2004

South Cambridgeshire Village Capacity Study

Chris Blandford Associates for South Cambridgeshire District Council

1998

The Use of Density in Planning [RD/HQ/080]

DETR Planning Research Programme

1998

Housing Act 1985

 

1985

South Cambridgeshire Annual Monitoring Report

South Cambridgeshire District Council

various

Village Housing Needs Surveys (Cambridge Sub Regional Rural Housing Enabling Project led by Cambridgeshire ACRE)

South Cambridgeshire District Council

various

Chapter 8: Building a Strong and Competitive Economy

Document Author (or prepared for) Year Published
Cambourne Retail and Employment Study South Cambridgeshire District Council 2013
Cambridge Hotel Futures Study Cambridge City Council  2012

Inner Green Belt Study Review:

South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council   2012
South Cambridgeshire Village Classification Report South Cambridgeshire District Council 2012
South Cambridgeshire & Cambridge City Employment Land Review South Cambridgeshire District Council & Cambridge City Council 2012 & 2008
Cambridge Cluster at 50: The Cambridge Economy Retrospect and Prospect East of England Development Agency & Partners 2011
North West Cambridge Supplementary Retail Study South Cambridgeshire District Council & Cambridge City Council 2010
South Cambridgeshire Economic Development Strategy 2010-2015 South Cambridgeshire District Council 2010
Cambridge Sub-Regional Retail Study South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council 2008
Northstowe Area Action Plan South Cambridgeshire District Council 2007
South Cambridgeshire Annual Monitoring Report South Cambridgeshire District Council various

 

Chapter 9: Promoting Successful Communities

Document

Author (or prepared for)

Year Published

Playing Pitch Strategy 2015-2031 [RD/CSF/190]

Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council

2016

Indoor Sports Facility Strategy 2015-2031 [RD/CSF/200]

Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council

2016

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Minerals and Waste Local Development Framework

Cambridgeshire County Council & Peterborough City Council

2012

Cambridge Sub Regional Facilities Review 

South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council 

2013

Recreation Study Audit and Assessment of Need for Outdoor Playspace and Informal Open Space in South Cambridgeshire UPDATE 2013

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2013

South Cambridgeshire Village Services and Facilities Study

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2012

Cambridgeshire Green Infrastructure Strategy

Cambridgeshire Horizons

2011

Health Impact Assessment Supplementary Planning Document

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2011

Cambridgeshire Quality Charter for Growth

Cambridgeshire Horizons

2010

District Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2010

Community Facilities Assessment and Final Compiled Audit Forms

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2009

Open Space in New Developments Supplementary Planning Document

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2009

Trees and Development Sites Supplementary Planning Document

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2009

Air Quality Strategy

South Cambridgeshire District Council

2008

Cambridge Community Stadium: Feasibility Study

Cambridgeshire Horizons

2008

Arts and Culture Strategy for the Cambridge Sub Region

Cambridgeshire Horizons

2006

Major Sports Facilities Strategy for the Cambridgeshire Sub-Region

Cambridgeshire Horizons

2005

 

Chapter 10: Promoting and Delivering Sustainable Transport and Infrastructure

Document Author (or prepared for) Year Published
South Cambridgeshire District Council Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule South Cambridgeshire District Council 2014
Long Term Transport Strategy – Consultation Draft Cambridgeshire County Council 2014
Cambridgeshire Local Transport Plan 3 (2011-2031) Cambridgeshire County Council 2014
Transport Strategy for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire County Council 2014
Draft Transport Strategy Cambridgeshire County Council  2013 
Infrastructure Delivery Study Update

This study tests new levels of planned development in Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire and identifies associated infrastructure requirements. It is a snapshot in time based on currently available information and costed schemes and it will be updated as part of the Annual Monitoring process. 

South Cambridgeshire District Council & Cambridge City Council   2013
Cambridge Sub Regional Transport Modelling Report for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire Local Plans Cambridgeshire County Council 2013

Viability Study

Local Plan Submission & Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule Consultation Viability Study [RD/T/220]

South Cambridgeshire District Council 2013
Cambridge City & South Cambridgeshire Infrastructure Delivery Study: Chapters 1-9 | Appendices 1-5 Cambridge City Council & South Cambridgeshire District Council 2012

Transport Strategy for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire (consultation documents):

Cambridgeshire County Council 2012
Smarter Choices: Working with businesses and people to reduce the need to travel Department for Transport 2012
Cambridge Cluster at 50: The Cambridge Economy Retrospect and Prospect East of England Development Agency & Partners 2011
Cambridgeshire Local Transport Plan 3 Cambridgeshire County Council 2011
District Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document South Cambridgeshire District Council 2010
South Cambridgeshire Economic Development Strategy 2010-2015 South Cambridgeshire District Council 2010
Cambridgeshire Design Guide for Streets and the Public Realm Cambridgeshire Horizons 2007
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Structure Plan Cambridgeshire County Council & Peterborough City Council 2003

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