Local Plan Examination

*Examination Notice* - Please note the deadline for any further comments on additional work submitted by the Council is Friday 14th September 2018 

The Stage 2 Hearing Sessions are scheduled to commence on Tuesday 18th September 2018 at 10.00am. Please note that in addition to the scheduled programme (ED035) the Inspector has scheduled two reserve days on the 8th and 9th October 2018. 

The Inspector's Matters, Issues and Questions for Stage 2 of the Hearing Sessions (ED033 and ED038), the Inspector's Guidance Note (ED034) and a draft Hearing Programme for Stage 2 (ED035) can now be found in the Examination Document Library.


The East Cambridgeshire Local Plan (Proposed Submission) was submitted to the Secretary of State on Friday 16th February 2018 for examination. The Regulation 22 (3) Notice of Submission is available to download below.

The independent Inspector appointed to conduct the examination is Louise Nurser BA (Hons) Dip UP MRTPI. The Inspector will determine whether the Local Plan is 'sound' and legally compliant. The Inspector is likely to hold Hearing Sessions to assist in reaching her conclusions. The Local Plan cannot be adopted until the Inspector agrees it can be done so.


All enquiries relating to the examination should be submitted to the Local Plan Programme Officer - Hannah Charlish, who has been appointed to support the Inspector during the examination process. 

The Programme Officer may be contacted by - 

  • Email: programme.officer@eastcambs.gov.uk;
  • Post: FAO Local Plan Programme Officer, c/o East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4EE; or
  • Telephone: 07920 160203

Hearing Sessions 

The Hearings will take place at the Council Chamber, East Cambridgeshire District Council Offices, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely CB7 4EE.  Stage 2 of the Hearings will open on Tuesday 18th September 2018 at 10.00am. 

The following document provides more information on where the the Sessions are taking place - 'How to find us' 

 As the examination progresses, latest updates and supporting examination documents will be made available in the Examination Library below. 

Local Plan and supporting evidence

To view the Local Plan and other supporting documents produced by the Council, please visit the Local Plan Review and Local Plan Document Library.