Two Cambridgeshire councils which are moving towards the creation of a joint planning service are expanding their planning and urban design capabilities to tackle growth demands in the area, including a series of new settlements.
Sarah Dyer, city development management at Cambridge City Council, told Planning that the area is facing unprecedented growth demands which had prompted a review of the council’s planning skills sets.
Dyer said that major projects in the pipeline include new settlements and urban extensions and strategic transport schemes.
The city council and South Cambridgeshire District Council are jointly recruiting for an additional senior planning officer and a new principal urban designer.
The two councils are working on a joint local plan.
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