Joint working on strategic planning issues

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough authorities have worked closely together to produce the following documents:

Strategic Housing Market Assessment & Population, Housing & Employment Forecasts Technical Report 2013

The authorities across the Cambridge Housing Market Area worked together to produce the Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2013 (SHMA), which was informed by the Housing & Employment Forecasts Technical Report. Together these documents identify the objectively assessed need for housing between 2011 and 2031 across the Housing Market Area.

Memorandum of Cooperation: Supporting the Spatial Approach 2013

The Memorandum of Cooperation is a non-statutory document setting out agreed levels of future housing growth across the Cambridge Housing Market Area. The document also sets out the spatial context, building upon the existing Cambridgeshire spatial strategy, and setting out agreed spatial objectives for the area. This approach is intended to be consistent with National Planning Policy Framework paragraph 181.

Strategic Spatial Priorities: Addressing the duty to cooperate across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough 2014

The Strategic Spatial Priorities document supplements the Memorandum of Cooperation described above. It highlights how the local authorities have addressed the duty to cooperate across a number of strategic priorities. The document reflects input from a range of stakeholders within the public and private sectors and provides a basis for further collaboration across strategic priorities, in accordance with the on-going nature of the duty to co-operate.

Joint Statement on the Development Strategy for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by the Local Authorities 2012

The Joint Development Statement sets out the authorities’ continued commitment to the strategic principles which underpinned the growth strategy which was first set out in the 2003 Structure Plan: the strategy aims to locate homes in and close to urban areas and to other main centres of employment.

Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership Strategic Economic Plan

The authorities have worked closely with the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (GCGPEP) to help develop its Strategic Economic Plan. This plan includes funding proposals for infrastructure that will help deliver both GCGPEP’s economic vision, and the objectives within the local authorities’ district plans. The Strategic Economic Plan was submitted to Government at the end of March 2014.