Weekly Highlights

11th April 2014

Dear Colleague

A blueprint for the future growth of East Cambridgeshire up to 2031 is set to go out to consultation for a final time on 17th April for residents, businesses and others to have their say. The Local Plan looks at how much, where and when development should take place. It seeks to ensure development in the district is ‘sustainable’ by meeting the needs of the area.

The current consultation follows the hearing sessions which were held in February 2014, and seeks comments on a schedule of proposed modifications to the Local Plan. The Government appointed Inspector will consider all comments received prior to issuing final recommendations in an Inspector's report.

A second public consultation is being run concurrently. The Council is seeking comments on a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on Commercial Scale Renewable Energy Development. The draft SPD sets out the Council’s proposed approach to large scale renewable energy proposals.

For more information including how to comment on either document, please visit www.eastcambs.gov.uk. The closing date for responses is Friday 30th May (5pm). Paper copies of the consultation documents can be obtained by contacting the Forward Planning team on 01353 665555 or via email to ldf@eastcambs.gov.uk

There are three meetings scheduled for next week:

Monday, 14th April – Development & Transport Committee, 2.00pm in the Council Chamber

Tuesday, 15th April – Special Council, 6.30pm in the Council Chamber

Wednesday, 16th April – Asset Development Committee, 4pm in the Council Chamber

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

Tony Cornell

Councillor Tony Cornell