URBED and transport planning and engineering firm Gifford will work on a draft plan for East Cambridgeshire District Council to be finalised by the end of the year. A public consultation is likely to take place at the beginning of next year.
Council strategic development committee chairman Peter Moakes explained: "Growth can get out of hand and be unco-ordinated, eventually blighting the city. The question is how we can effectively manage this growth. We are hoping that this masterplan will help steer us towards the answer."