On 28 April 2022, the Council held a referendum giving local people opportunity to vote on whether the Isleham Neighbourhood Plan should be used when determining planning applications. Of those who voted, 92% supported the plan. Further details on the referendum result are available from the Elections Results page.
Following the successful referendum, the Isleham Neighbourhood Plan was formally ‘made’ (adopted) by East Cambridgeshire District Council at its meeting of 19 May 2022.
The Isleham Neighbourhood Plan now forms a part of East Cambridgeshire's Development Plan, alongside the Local Plan and other Neighbourhood Plans.
On 7 December 2021, Isleham Parish Council formally submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to East Cambridgeshire District Council for independent examination. The draft Isleham Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying documents are available to download from the Document Library below. A paper copy of the draft Isleham Neighbourhood Plan is available for inspection at East Cambridgeshire District Council's customer service centre during normal opening times.
The Council published the draft Isleham Neighbourhood Plan in accordance with regulation 16 during December 2021 and January 2022. Representations received during the publication period are available to download below.
The Isleham Neighbourhood Plan was independently examined by Mr David Kaiserman BA DipTP MRTPI in February and March 2022. The main purpose of the independent examination is to assess whether the Plan satisfies certain “basic conditions” and whether it is generally legally compliant. The Examiner's Report, which presents the Independent Examiner's findings and conclusions, is available to download below.
Following receipt of the Examiner's Report, the Council published the Regulation 18 Decision Notice which explains what action the Council will take in response to the examiner's recommendations. The Council updated the Isleham Neighbourhood Plan to reflect the examiner's recommendations.