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Net Zero Local Plan?

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I’ve been looking at the proposed Local Plan, and although some aspects are disappointing, I am excited about the policy measures under the climate change theme. Rightfully, there has been a lot of anger at the proposed number of new homes (44,400). It seems very hard to understand why we’re planning for more than the […]

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Zero Carbon Development or greenwash?

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Climate Change was identified as the top priority in last year’s consultation on the new Local Plan, and the planners are currently working on the detail before the next stage of public consultation in summer/autumn 2021. In the meantime, Greater Cambridge has been deluged with over 650 speculative proposals for housing developments, which all seem […]

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A Plan for getting to Net Zero.

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Despite widespread local concerns, targets imposed by Whitehall mean that 33,500 new homes have to be built in Greater Cambridge (ie South Cambs and Cambridge City) by 2031.  There was infuriatingly little democratic accountability in setting this target, but we do have a real opportunity to influence the sort of homes that get built. This […]