Cam­bridge Lo­cal Plan­ning Strat­egy

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page -

In the Town of Cam­bridge we will be look­ing at our core ser­vices and en­sur­ing they are de­liv­ered in an ef­fi­cient and well man­aged way. This ap­plies par­tic­u­larly to plan­ning. We will be pro­gress­ing our lo­cal plan­ning strat­egy in a way that will bal­ance res­i­den­tial amenity and char­ac­ter with sus­tain­able in­creases in den­sity and de­vel­op­ment.

While this sounds sim­ple, it is a wicked prob­lem. Pro­tect­ing lo­cal val­ues and com­mu­nity iden­tity as we plan for more in­fill re­quires a care­ful mea­sured ap­proach. We in­tend to drive a re­spon­sive and sym­pa­thetic built form which recog­nises lo­cal com­mu­nity val­ues while in­cor­po­rat­ing in­fill changes.

In a broader con­text, we will be ad­vo­cat­ing the in­tro­duc­tion of third party ap­peal rights to the State Ad­min­is­tra­tive Tri­bunal as a means of en­sur­ing lo­cal com­mu­nity val­ues are given ad­e­quate weight and due con­sid­er­a­tion in De­vel­op­ment As­sess­ment Panel de­ter­mi­na­tions. This will al­low a bal­ance to be found be­tween den­sity and progress while pre­serv­ing each sub­urb’s char­ac­ter.

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