Great Abington Parish Council submitted its Neighbourhood Plan for the former Land Settlement Association (LSA) estate to SCDC on 22 February 2018. SCDC has confirmed that the Neighbourhood Plan complies with all the relevant statutory requirements, and is now seeking your views on the Neighbourhood Plan before it is considered by an examiner, and can proceed towards a referendum. Comments can be submitted to SCDC between 9am on Monday 5 March and 5pm on Monday 16 April 2018, by email, post or using the online consultation system.
Community Governance Review for Barrington Parish
June 2018: A request was received from Barrington Parish Council to increase the number of Parish Council seats from 9 to 13 due to growth in the Parish.
The consultation is now closed. Comments are currently being reviewed.
Community Governance Review for Milton Parish
June 2018: A request was received from Milton Parish Council to decrease the number of Parish Council seats from 15 to12.
This consultation is now closed. Comments are currently being reviewed.
Waterbeach New Town SPD
There was a consultation carried out on the Waterbeach New Town SPD. The deadline for comments was the 28 October 2018.
For all the details see the Waterbeach Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)
Consultation on proposed changes to Council Tax Support
Our Council Tax support scheme helps people on low income by reducing the amount of Council Tax they have to pay.
We are looking to change the scheme so that residents who receive Council Tax support can be more certain as to the amount of Council Tax they need to pay and reduce the number of times we alter the amount of Council Tax support.
Comments were received by Friday 9 November 2018. These comments are being reviewed and the outcome will be published once a decision has been made.
Proposals to increase Council tax on empty homes
You may be aware that the government recently announced that they intended to give local authorities powers to charge higher council tax premiums on homes that have been left empty for more than two years.
In the coming months, Councillors will be asked to decide if they wish to implement the higher charges. If you wish to provide any feedback on this to aid the decision, please complete this survey.
Comments were received by 30 November 2018. These comments are being reviewed and the outcome will be published once a decision has been made.
Business Plan 2019-24
We are currently working on our business plan for 2019-24 to set the priorities we will focus on for our communities and businesses.
We have published the areas we believe should be our focus and now want to gather feedback before the full plan is finalised.
Councillors will consider feedback and the full plan at the end of February.
Our survey is now closed and we are reviewing your feedback as part of producing our final Business Plan.
Draft Greater Cambridge housing strategy
We are currently working with Cambridge City Council on a draft housing strategy for the Greater Cambridge area for the next five years.
The draft document details how the two Councils will aim to meet housing challenges for the next five years. It is a collaborative document to reflect the linked economy and housing market across the areas.
A public consultation was held until Friday 25 January 2019 to help residents have their say, provide them with the opportunity to shape and influence the draft strategy before it is finalised next year.
You can read the draft strategy here.
The consultation is now closed, all your comments are being reviewed. Once we have reviewed these comments we will publish the outcome of this consultation.