Joint Strategic Planning Unit

Role

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Joint Strategic Planning Unit (JSPU) has now been wound down. Between 2012 and 2017 the JSPU worked with the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough local authorities, and with relevant strategic bodies, to help develop a coherent approach to planning across the area.

Areas of work

The JSPU was involved in the following areas of work:

Supporting the local planning authorities in addressing the statutory duty to cooperate:

Working with relevant bodies  on development of key strategies:

  • Supported the preparation of a Strategic Economic Plan for the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership area.
  • Worked on production of a Cambridgeshire Strategic Infrastructure Framework.

Governance

The JSPU was responsible to, and worked on behalf of, all the local authorities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Its work was overseen by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Joint Strategic Planning & Transport Member Group.

Terms of Reference and meeting papers for the the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Joint Strategic Planning & Transport Member Group.

The Unit worked closely with local authority chief planners and planning policy officers. Other key strategic partners included the Cambridge sub-Regional Housing Board, the Cambridgeshire County Council Transport & Infrastructure Strategy team, and the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership.