South Cambs creates new consultancy unit

Written by: Colin Marrs
Published on: 27 Aug 2014


South Cambridgeshire District Council is creating a new unit combining consultancy work on urban design, landscape, ecology and historic buildings.

The council is recruiting for a team leader for the emerging consultancy unit within its new communities team.

The role will involve leading a team helping to shape new developments including strategic growth sites, delivering advice for works to listed buildings and in conservation areas, and supporting wildlife enhancement projects.

A spokesman for the council said: “We advertised for this role previously but did not appoint anyone to the role. The aim of the new team is to enable us to build new communities while maintaining and enhancing our existing villages and landscape.”

South Cambridgeshire is currently planning for significant growth, including two new towns at Camborne and Northstowe, but also involving more than 100 historical villages with 80 conservation areas.

Earlier this month, outline plans were submitted for the second phase of work including 3,500 new homes at the Northstowe new town development.

The site covers the former RAF Oakington Barracks and surrounding land between Cambridge and St Ives.