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, the Housing Options Study and Wembley and Floreat District Centre Plans.


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 
Council Adoption of Scheme Amendment 27 - currently with WAPC (Omnibus Amendment including zoning for West Leederville Activity Centre) April 2014
Housing Options Survey (Maisonettes and Front Setbacks) May 2014
Wembley Centre Plan - Scenario Games Workshop July 2014
Floreat (Forum) District Centre Plan - Scenario Games Workshop August 2014
Council adoption of Policy 3.1 Streetscape Policy August 2014


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 advertised as they occur.


Scheme amendments currently advertised

View our Public Notices page to find amendments currently being advertised.


Local Planning Policy

View our Public Notices page for Local Planning Policies currently being advertised.


Last Updated: 29/01/2016