Statement of Community Involvement

Greater Cambridge Statement of Community Involvement

Planning shapes the places where we live, work and play. For this reason everyone should have the opportunity to get involved in the planning process – which is where the statement of community involvement plays a vital role.

We want to actively engage with the community and have drawn up a consultation strategy for planning across Greater Cambridge which sets out how and when we will involve the community and key stakeholders in preparing, altering and reviewing our plans and guidance to guide future development in the city. It will also explain how we will involve the community in planning applications.

While there are plenty of opportunities for you to become involved in the planning process, it is vital that community engagement starts at an early stage. This means that you can help influence how future growth and development will happen across Greater Cambridge.

Your local knowledge will help ensure that development in Greater Cambridge benefits the community as a whole, while protecting that which makes this area special.

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) was adopted at Cabinet in July 2019. The SCI has been jointly prepared with Cambridge City Council as part of the shared planning service.

Addendum to Greater Cambridge Statement of Community Involvement in light of COVID-19 Restrictions

An Addendum to the Statement of Community Involvement has been prepared which sets out which elements are impacted by current restrictions related to the Coronavirus, and how the Councils will continue to enable full involvement of people in planning matters. The need for these temporary measures will be kept under review. The addendum should be read alongside the original document.

Background Documents

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’.

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