East Cambridgeshire District Council has a vision to deliver growth, including affordable homes, where, when and how communities want it. It is a Council corporate priority over the period 2015-2019 to help make this happen.
The Council is at the forefront of the national initiative to support communities to help themselves. In addition to Policy Growth 6 (page 42) in the Local Plan, the Council has a special Supplementary Planning Document to provide people with a better understanding of how planning applications for community-led development proposals should be prepared and subsequently assessed by the Council.
The Council is really excited about the prospect of community-led developments popping up all over the district, whether it be a small affordable housing scheme in a rural village, a mixed housing and commercial scheme in a medium size settlement, or a large scale housing and employment scheme in one of its market towns.