Decision details

Cambridgeshire Green Infrastructure Strategy

Decision Maker: Lead Cabinet member for Planning, New Communities Portfolio Holder's Meeting, Northstowe and New Communities Portfolio Holder

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide information on the Cambridgeshire Green Infrastructure Strategy consultation and seek approval for the Council’s response. 


The Planning Portfolio Holder AGREED that the Council’s reply to the Green Infrastructure Strategy consultation should be:

(a)               The Council supports the role that an effective strategy will have in the protection, creation and management of green infrastructure.

(b)               The Council supports the development of a strategy which will provide a robust and defensible basis for green infrastructure planning and delivery, for both existing communities and the growth areas. 

(c)               The Council has significant concerns about the approach and content of the draft Green Infrastructure Strategy as set out in this report and previous officer comments to Cambridgeshire Horizons.

(d)               The Council will require major changes to the strategy addressing its concerns before it will be able to endorse it.

(e)               Council officers will work with Cambridgeshire Horizons and other partners to achieve the changes required.

Publication date: 04/03/2010

Date of decision: 02/03/2010

Decided at meeting: 02/03/2010 - Planning and New Communities Joint Portfolio Holders' Meeting

Effective from: 11/03/2010

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