Joint Strategic Planning Unit

Role

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Joint Strategic Planning Unit (JSPU) works 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 is 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.
  • Currently working on production of a Cambridgeshire Strategic Infrastructure Framework.

Governance

The JSPU is responsible to, and works on behalf of, all the local authorities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Its work is 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 works closely with local authority chief planners and planning policy officers. Other key strategic partners include the Cambridge sub-Regional Housing Board, the Cambridgeshire County Council Transport & Infrastructure Strategy team, and the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership.

Team

The JSPU is based at South Cambridgeshire District Council offices in Cambourne.

Contact

The Unit is open to commissions for discrete strategic planning projects in areas outside of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. For an initial discussion, please contact: