What is the Town Planning Scheme?

The Town Planning Scheme (TPS) is the statutory document that controls the use and development of land within Cambridge. The scheme is being reviewed to ensure scheme provisions and policies remain valid and useful. A staged approach to the review will allow changes to the scheme to occur over time.

The scheme review will be guided by the preparation of a Local Planning Strategy (LPS) which will set a clear picture of objectives, planning intentions and proposals of both the Council and the community.

Plans or strategies may also be prepared for specific precincts to account for local history and character and/or specific land use and planning issues. Such studies include the West Leederville Planning and Urban Design Study.


Scheme review area

 A map indicating the scheme review area


 Stage of Scheme Review                  Completion Date

Council adoption of  amendments to the Policy Manual

October 2009

Council adoption of preliminary Local Planning Strategy

May 2010

West Leederville Planning and Urban Design Study

December  2010

Values and Attitudes Survey

November 2010

West Leederville Centre Plan

August 2011

Policy 6.5 - Precinct P5: West Leederville          October 2012 

Access and Parking Study

Part 1 - Issues, Options and Long Term Strategic Directions

Part 2 - Precinct Parking Management Plans


December 2011

November 2012  

West  Leederville Study Scheme Amendments

In progress
Housing Options Brochure  May 2013 
Housing Options Community Engagement  August 2013 


How to get involved

Community consultation will be a key component of the Scheme review and development of local planning strategies and will include surveys, advertising of plans and public forums for example.

The review will shape the future of your neighbourhood and all community members are encouraged to take an interest and participate in the review process.

Updates and information on future consultation opportunities will be made available on this website as they occur.

Contact us for further information. 



Select the links below to view scheme amendments, local strategies and draft policies which are currently being advertised and open for public comment.

Scheme amendments currently advertised

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Draft local strategies currently advertised

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Draft policies currently advertised

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Last Updated: 05/11/2013