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Landowners opportunity to shape future

Farmers and landowners in the Cambridgeshire region have been advised to make sure they are up to speed with consultations  which are about to take place on the future land use in the southern half of the county.

The advice comes as Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire Council announced the start of a review of their land use plans, which will take the region to 2031.  The reviews, which cover about half of Cambridgeshire, will asses the land use now and the potential demand for different types of use on the next 20 years.  The resulting plans will define which areas are deemed suitable for development to meet growing needs.

Speaking about the plans, John Sneddon, planning consultant at Law firm Roythornes said:

“It’s critically important that landowners are aware of and involved with the Planning review process from outset as they have a real opportunity to engage with the future development of the region.  In particular, if they have land they feel would be suitable for development, they need to make sure it appears in the plans or run the risk of not being able to develop it in the future.

The resulting plans will shape the growth of the region up to 2031 so it’s important for landowners to act now to make the most of the future potential of their assets.”