Tell us what you think

How to comment

There are different ways to comment to suit who you are and what you would like to tell us. We are also holding a webinar on how to comment, and how we will take comments into account during the next stage of plan development. 

All comments must be received by Monday 13 December 2021 at 5pm.

Online event - About the plan and how to comment: 4 November, 12-1pm

Join via Zoom; Passcode:164536

Quick comments

Tell us your views about the big issues and main sites in the plan using our quick questionnaire

This is anonymous, so if you represent a group, organisation, developer or landowner, we recommend you do not use this survey - please use the detailed comment process below.  

Detailed comments

Please leave detailed comments on individual policies or site proposals using the comment points (blue speech bubbles) on each page of this digital Plan. This requires you to login (or register, if you are not already a user.) This method allows you to leave longer comments and add attachments, and it means we can get in touch with you if we have any questions. You can comment on all or just some parts of the Plan.  

We have provided a downloadable Word document to assist you in preparing detailed responses, but please do not email this to us – please input your responses using the online system.  Once you have used the Word document to draft your responses, please cut and paste the text for each policy you wish to comment on, into the comment form on the corresponding policy webpage.

We would be grateful if you avoided emailing us comments or documents, as we will have to manually enter them into the consultation system and ascribe them to policies or sites. If you have difficulty using our online system, please contact us to discuss how to submit comments via email or post. 

Submitting information on sites

If you wish to comment on a site that has not been taken forward into the First Proposals, please comment against the policy for allocations in the relevant broad location. For example, to comment on rejected sites in the rural southern cluster area, comment on Policy S/RSC – Other site allocations in the rural southern cluster.

If you wish to submit a new site for consideration at the next plan-making stage, or to update information about a site you previously the Call for Sites in 2019-20, use our online site information form. This is for landowners, developers and their agents only. 

We will take all comments into account while developing the next version of the Plan, and we will report on this in the which is updated at each stage.  

Responses, including names for comments submitted by registered users, will be available to view on the Councils’ websites. Our privacy notice for planning policy consultations and notifications sets out how your personal data will be used and by whom. For more information please view our privacy statement

If you want to know more about how to comment and how we take comments into account, please join our webinar about the comment process. 

Submitting comments of the Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment

In the same way as making detailed comments on the First Proposals, you can comment on the Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment documents.

You can view these documents in the document library, and you can comment online on the Evidence informing the new Local Plan section.

Join an event

We are holding online events and meeting with groups across to explain our proposals and hear what you think. Public events will be listed on our website.

Need help?

If you are having difficulty commenting, or need this information in a different format, please email us at, call us on 01954 713183 or write to us at Shared Planning, Planning Policy Team; Cambridge City Council; PO Box 700; Cambridge; CB1 0JH

If you would like to read a paper copy of our proposals, these can be consulted at deposit locations around Greater Cambridge. Please visit our website or call 01954 713183 for a list of locations.

We can post you a printed copy of our proposals, but there is a charge as the document is over 200 pages long and we want to minimise our use of paper in line with our climate change commitments. If you genuinely need a printed copy, please get in touch using the contact details above.