Greater Cambridge Shared Planning (GCSP) is consulting on a new ‘Statement of Community Involvement’. The Statement of Community Involvement sets out how the Councils will involve communities in the range of planning related activities it undertakes.
Planning affects the lives of everyone who lives, works, and visits Greater Cambridge. For that reason, it is important that people can engage with the Council and its officers in the processes that lead to planning permission, and preparing the plan that sets out future development of the Greater Cambridge area.
The Statement of Community Involvement outlines the types of engagement designed to capture views to inform the preparation of the plan the future of Greater Cambridge, involvement in neighbourhood planning, and the consideration of planning and related applications for new development.
Public consultation on the Statement of Community Involvement is open from 18 October and will run until 5pm on 29 November 2023.We encourage all our communities, stakeholders, statutory consultees, and anyone with an interest to respond.
Please visit…/statement…/to find out how to explore the document and how to comment. Paper copies of the Statement of Community Involvement can also be viewed at some Council offices and libraries around the area – please refer to the attached Public Notice. There will be 2 in-person events during the consultation period, where planning officers will be available to answer questions.
These are:
  • Sunday 22 October 2023, 09:30am-12:30pm: Northstowe Market, Northstowe, Hub, The Community Centre, 1 The Green, Pathfinder Way, Northstowe, CB24 1FD
  • Friday 27 October 2023, 11am-2:00pm: Café Drop-in, The Meadows Community Centre, 299 Arbury Rd, Cambridge, CB4 2JL
Please comment using the online consultation tools, if at all possible. If you have difficulty commenting online, please contact / 01954 713447.
Comments received during the consultation period will be fully considered and will inform the ongoing preparation of the Statement of Community Involvement. All comments received during the consultation period will be published. Please refer to Greater Cambridge shared Planning privacy notice for further details, which can be found on the above website.