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South Cambridgeshire District Council
Public Art Supplementary Planning Document

Adopted January 2009

This new policy document adopted in January 2009, comes in addition to the 2006 Public Art Strategy and Developer Guidance for the Arbury Park development (a recent housing development in the north of Cambridge) ' Making Visible the Invisible', and their first Public Art Strategy adopted in the district in early 2004.

It is published with the overall aim of increasing accessibility to the original public art policies, and strives to promote the benefits of public art in new developments (where appropriate), and to provide practical guidance to developers about how public art can be included when a planning application is submitted, specifically how it should be referenced and incorporated within Design and Access statements.

The council have taken a broad view of public art and have identified two main categories:

  • art integrated into physical form and function, which includes projects that have a physical, permanent outcome integrated into the form,function, style or content of a place, space or building. These will range from projects where artworks have been incorporated into the design or master-planning of buildings, townscapes or landscapes to the design and making of individual physical elements within them.
  • arts activities, which include programmes and projects that will range from creative consultation to festivals, ephemeral structures, film, web or other 'virtual projects' that promote a clear sense of identity, to community projects that will support local development strategies.

Further details: Andy O'Hanlon, Arts Development Officer, South Cambridgeshire District Council. Tel: 01954 713343

Email: Andy.OHanlon@scambs.gov.uk; Website: www.scambs.gov.uk

Follow this link to download the new 2009 Public Art Supplementary Planning Document as an Adobe Acrobat Document: 844 KB

Follow this link to read more about South Cambridgeshire District Council's other public art policy documents.

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