South Cambridgeshire Council

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In brief

South Cambridgeshire District Council is the local authority for the district of South Cambridgeshire in Cambridgeshire, England. Based in Cambourne, it forms the lower part of the two tier system of local government in the district, below Cambridgeshire County Council. The district council provides services such as waste collection and recycling, local planning and housing services, environmental health services and council tax collection. The district was formed in 1973 under the Local Government Act 1972 and took over powers from the former Chesterton Rural District and South Cambridgeshire Rural District on 1 April 1974

What to expect

Housing Delivery Test

No Consequence within the 2021 Housing Delivery Test.

Up-To-Date Local Plan

The South Cambridgeshire Local Plan sets out the planning policies and land allocations to guide the future development of the district up to 2031. It includes policies on a wide range of topics such as housing, employment, services and facilities, and the natural environment.

Customer Service

Customer service at South Cambridgeshire is very poor with officers wholly unresponsive at all levels.

Decision Making Behaviour

Decision making behaviour is also very poor and detracts from established practice.

Article 4 Directions

Conservation Areas only.

Nitrate Effected Areas

None at present

Last Decision’s

  • 1 Over Road Longstanton CB24 3DW – Change of use from Car Sales (Sui-Generis) to Light Industrial (Class B1(c))

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