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Streamlined planning

To deliver the ambitious plans for housing, the partner Local Authorities are streamlining planning processes to bring these more closely together across Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire. 

The partners have already created two Joint Development Control Committees (Northstowe and Cambridge Fringes) to take responsibility for planning decisions in key areas where responsibilities overlap.

Moving forward, the partners have agreed in due course to create a single integrated spatial plan and transport strategy, bringing together the separate Local Plans for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire with the Transport Strategy for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire.

The partners have also agreed a Planning Charter (PDF). This sets out best practice working between the Councils, and between Councils and developers, on planning applications for major sites.