Update 8th Nov 2020

Dear all,

Update 8th November, 2020

Invitation to “Cambridge 2020 and Beyond” City Council Leader Briefing to Community and Voluntary Organisations 18th Nov

Deadline to RSVP, 12th Nov

6.00 – 7.30pm, Wednesday 18th November 2020 Virtual Meeting via Zoom

Questions and discussion on residents’ priorities welcomed. If you already have questions that you would like to ask please email them in advance of the briefing by 12th November to


Please confirm attendance by Thursday 12th November by e-mailing kathy.brown@cambridge.gov.uk so joining instructions can be sent to you by close of play, Friday 13th November.

Greater Cambridge Local Plan – Residents Association & Parish Councils workshop, Tuesday, 1st Dec 2-4pm via Zoom

This will explore the emerging evidence base findings and spatial options assessment for the Plan prior to the Preferred Option consultation in 2021 and include breakout groups to understand perspectives and priorities.

The Local Plan team say spaces are limited, so book your place using Eventbrite as soon as you can. If you can’t make this date, there will be a public Q&A webinar on the 2nd December, but this will not include breakout groups for more detailed discussion.

Please register one person per group so that they can accommodate representatives from as many groups as possible. They will run a waiting list if the workshop becomes fully booked. Any questions email: localplan@greatercambridgeplanning.org

Planning Advisory Service Review of City Planning Committee with Residents Associations  via Focus Group

This is to enable residents to provide feedback on issues such as the scheme of delegation, adjourned decision protocol  etc. Concerns were raised about this previously.




Date to be confirmed but the date for this is likely to be 23 November, 2.30-3.30pm.

Natural Cambridgeshire Investment Workshop Report

Following up on the previous FeCRA newsletter https://www.fecra.org.uk/update-26th-oct-2020/


Breakout group questions included

  • What drivers are there for businesses and landowners to spend money on the natural environment?
  • How would you wish to ensure that the money is well spent?

Water Resources East(WRE) Systematic Conservation Planning Workshops

WRE say the material gathered will form an evidence base for the Greater Cambs Local Plan.

“Water Resources East is teaming up with Biodiversify and WWF – UK with the financial support of The Coca-Cola Foundation to develop a natural capital plan for Eastern England. This plan will be stakeholder led and will seek to identify where natural capital action should be prioritised across the landscape in order to deliver outcomes for nature, water and society”

  • SCP information, introduction slides, webinar Q&As can be downloaded from the bottom our webpage here
  • Audio recording of the Oct webinar link below:



WRE Systematic Conservation Planning Workshop 3rd November 2020 

“In this webinar we will help you understand and establish what objectives and actions are in the SCP process. We will then ask and show you how to submit the objections and actions you would like included. We will compile a draft which we will share and finalise before Christmas”.


Form for submitting Objectives, Actions and Projects to WRE deadline for this 23 November



Waterbeach to Cambridge Briefing Webinar


First webinar Wed 11 November from 6pm onwards. Alongside the Waterbeach to Cambridge consultation the Project Manager, Paul van de Bulk, will be giving an update on our other projects in north Cambridge – the ongoing Histon Road improvement works, plans for Milton Road and the Waterbeach Greenway. To register in advance for this meeting, click this link – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OItLDWfsT5KhEnh9ylpblg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

Cambridge South East Transport Route

Consultation on the detailed design plans and impacts on the Gogs landscape and environment.


Webinar presentations on the proposals

Tuesday 10th November – 6pm (registration link https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gezD228tSY264mQupx4Y6A)

Wednesday 18th November – 5.30pm (registration link https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__jMHfZ98Q-i8cUSjJYN0dw)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Best wishes



Wendy Blythe

Chair, FeCRA




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