The University has been working collaboratively with the local authorities to plan the future of the North West Cambridge Development. 

This has included years of engagement on all matters affecting the future of the development and nearby communities.

The Joint Development Control Committee, comprising of members from Cambridge City Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council are ultimately responsible for granting planning permission to the University for the development.

The University is also working in partnership with Cambridge City Council on a joint venture to manage the Community Facility on site. 

In addition to the University engagement, the local authorities undertake local engagement with residents and communities, including the North West Community Forum