The growth of Cambridge, with new homes, communities, open spaces and infrastructure, is part of the plan to help the city continue to thrive. The focus is on:
- helping to meet housing needs, including affordable housing
- creating well-designed, sustainable new neighbourhoods
- making it easier to travel in and around the city – especially, cycling, walking and public transport
- developing strong new communities as integral parts of Cambridge
- keeping Cambridge’s special character and high quality of life
Where Cambridge is growing
Development is taking shape across Cambridge, with new neighbourhoods on the Southern Fringe and in the North West Quadrant and around Cambridge station (CB1).
Progress maps (June 2023)
- Cambridge Station area [PDF, 0.5MB]
- East Quadrant (Marleigh and land north of Cherry Hinton) [PDF, 3.5MB]
- North West Quadrant [PDF, 2MB]
- Southern Fringe [PDF, 1.5MB]
Fast Growth Cities group
Cambridge is a member of the Fast Growth Cities (FGC) group. The group comprises the councils of Oxford, Cambridge, Norwich, Peterborough, Milton Keynes and Swindon.
We have in common the fact that our knowledge-intensive economies make a significant contribution to the national economy in terms of jobs, tax, innovation, trade and foreign investment. And that we are experiencing rapid economic and urban growth, with all the opportunities and pressures that this brings.
Together, in July 2023, we published The Case for Support and Investment [PDF], showing how investment across four key areas could help the UK to become a science and technology superpower on the world stage, and the support and investment that would be required to ensure that such growth is inclusive and sustainable.