Listening Tour - Online Public Meeting

Your views on land in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough


1:00pm 25th April 2022

Share your views on how land is used in your community, and help shape a better way to make decisions about land

About this event

Who can come? Anyone living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is welcome to join this open, online session.

What can you expect? We will start by exploring how Cambridgeshire has changed over time and how competing pressures impact land and communities, before facilitating a discussion amongst attendees. We want to hear from people about the places where they live and work, and what they value most there. We want to hear people’s hopes, fears and aspirations for their local environment and what they would like to improve. We’re interested in towns, villages, farms, landscapes and wildlife, food, roads, rivers, transport, heritage and employment. What changes are coming and how can they best be addressed? How can local people be involved in defining what Cambridgeshire is like in 20 years’ time?

Why are we running this event? This event forms part of the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission (FFCC)’s listening tour of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Your contributions will be combined with land-based research and discussions with partners and stakeholders to help inform better ways of making decisions about land in the county, as part of FFCC’s Cambridgeshire land use framework pilot. We will record the discussion, but comments will be anonymised.

The listening tour consists of a range of events online and in person with different groups around the county. These include a community group in Ramsey, a farmer group, community leaders from ACRE and the Cambridge Youth Forum among others. If you are working with a group who would like to get involved please email

What is the land use framework pilot about? In Cambridgeshire and across England, we ask a lot of land. We need it to grow food, restore biodiversity and nature, decarbonise the economy and adapt to climate change – while also providing space for new homes, access to nature for leisure and wellbeing and the infrastructure for business, energy and transport. In England, there is currently no coordinated way of balancing all of these pressures. A land use framework will help develop a better way of making decisions about land. Piloting a land use framework on the ground in Cambridgeshire is a critical part of our research and advocacy work for a land use framework across the whole of England.

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