Local plan consultation extended in South Cambridgeshire

A FINAL consultation on plans for 22,000 new jobs and 5,000 additional new homes in South Cambridgeshire up until 2031 has been extended by two weeks.

Council bosses have taken the decision to extend the consultation for the plan, which includes proposed future sites for development in the district, as additional information has now been made available.

As part of the extension, a further consultation event will be held in Melbourn on Monday, September 9, running from 2.30pm-7.30pm.

Cllr Pippa Corney, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s cabinet member for planning policy and localism, said: “It is important to note that we have used all the latest information to compile the draft Local Plan for public consultation and therefore these updates do not have any effect on which sites are being proposed for development.

“However, we want to make sure everyone has easy access to the latest information in the assessments used to compile the plan and that is why we have extended the consultation by an additional two weeks so the public has extra time to consider it.”