The following three core messages underpinned all of the work we carried out at Cambridgeshire Horizons, and the reasons why we believed it is so important to delivery sustainable new communities in Cambridgeshire:
- Significant numbers of new homes, to rent and to buy, are needed to meet pressing local demand and to address affordability. These will give more people the opportunity to live where they choose to, close to friends, family, and workplaces, supported by appropriate facilities and services.
- We will ensure that we deliver high quality, sustainable new communities in Cambridgeshire that meet the challenges of climate change. Growth will also deliver a range of benefits for all residents, including better public transport, new schools, leisure and community facilities, and enhanced green spaces.
- Without housing growth and additional infrastructure the local economy will be unable to continue to grow. We need to ensure that employers in Cambridgeshire can compete to attract, retain and develop the best talent, and the affordability of housing, ease and sustainability of travel, and quality of life, are key to this.