Cambs Horizons seeks planning quality experts

COUNCILS across Cambridgeshire are looking for quality experts to ensure major development schemes, including the proposed 4,000-home eco-quarter in St Neots and the 9,500-home new town of Northstowe achieve cutting edge sustainability standards. Local au

COUNCILS across Cambridgeshire are looking for quality experts to ensure major development schemes, including the proposed 4,000-home eco-quarter in St Neots and the 9,500-home new town of Northstowe achieve cutting edge sustainability standards.

Local authorities, together with Cambridgeshire Horizons, the not-for-profit company charged with delivering infrastructure for 75,000 new homes in the area, want to recruit at least four experts to their 'quality panel'.

Panel members will advise on connectivity (ensuring homes are in the right place for jobs and services), climate (minimising the environmental impact of new homes through cutting-edge technology), character (ensuring attractive developments that encourage carbon-free local movement) and building a sense of community that gives people a say in how their neighbourhoods are run.

When it meets, the panel is likely to consist of four experts from a bank of about six, a spokesman for Cambridgeshire Horizons said.


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The Quality Panel is being created to provide a consistent approach to design review for the major growth sites across the county. It will provide scrutiny of the emerging master plans and design codes of major new sites, and help officers and elected members in upholding and reinforcing the high quality aspirations they have set in the Cambridgeshire Quality Charter for Growth.

INFORMATION: Applications, which should be returned by February 8, can be submitted through http://www.cambridgeshirehorizons.co.uk/qualitypanel/

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