A number of new communities are being delivered, or are in the process of being planned. The County Council is tasked with ensuring its services, including education, waste, transport and community infrastructure, are well planned, suitably funded, and delivered in a timely and sustainable way, thereby meeting the needs of Cambridgeshire's new communities, and contributing to the county's economic prosperity. The Growth and Development Team at the County Council co-ordinates this work.
Engagement with developers
We recognise the value of early engagement with developers and other stakeholders. This can enable a clear understanding between relevant parties of what facilities and infrastructure will be necessary to support development, the funding sources and the implications for development viability. We encourage pre-application discussions on these matters at the earliest opportunity.
This can help identify key considerations earlier, paving the way to a quicker and smoother planning application process.
The Growth and Development Team provides pre-application advice to developers around planning, transport and highways. There are charges associated with such advice, details of which are in the 'Pre App Charging 2021-22 v1' document.
To request pre-application advice, please complete the Request for pre-application advice form.
Travel plans, sustainable travel advice and coordinator services are available through 'Smartjourneys', a not-for-profit commercial enterprise within the County Council. Visit the Smartjourneys website.
Transport assessment guidelines
We have prepared guidelines to assist developers with the preparation of transport assessments and transport statements that accompany planning applications. The guidelines are available in our transport assessment guidelines document.
Supporting New Communities Strategy
More information on major developments
To view planning policies and planning applications, please visit the relevant district or city council website:
- Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council planning pages on the Greater Cambridge Planning website
- East Cambridgeshire District Council planning pages
- Fenland District Council planning pages
- Huntingdonshire District Council planning pages
Growth and Development Team