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Neighbourhood Plan update: online survey and face-to-face events go live!, April 2022

The Neighbourhood Plan steering group is preparing for its first face-to-face events – one at Stapleford Pavilion to coincide with the official opening of the new playground (Sat 23rd April, 2-4pm) and the other at Great Shelford’s Wednesday Farmers’ Market (Wed 27th April, 8.30-11.30am). You might also see us on a pop-up stall outside the Deli on Woollards Lane. Please look out for our logo on posters around the villages and messages on local Facebook pages and get involved in the conversation:

Even easier, you can complete the online version of our survey. It will only take a few minutes to do: just click here!

Our survey and events kick-start the process of identifying in broad terms what our community’s planning priorities are, so we can focus the Neighbourhood Plan on the things which matter most to you. Survey questions cover topics such as what you like and dislike about living here, what kind of new homes you think we need and where they should be located, your views on our greenbelt and environmental challenges, plus how you travel around our wider area.

This is our unique opportunity to create a shared vision of what is important to us and how we want to develop and use our land over the next 15-20 years. We are just at the beginning of the process; please do be a part of it. Once completed, our neighbourhood plan will provide a set of legal policies – tailored specifically to our area – and sit alongside the Greater Cambridge local plan and the National Planning Policy Framework when assessing planning applications in our area. Hence our logo’s strapline: we can shape the place where we live.

Cllr Jenny Flynn, Chair of the neighbourhood plan steering group