Local Plan Review

Single Issue Review of the Local Plan

The Council is undertaking a Single Issue Review of the East Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2015. The need to review the Local Plan was triggered by a number of factors including:

  • the need to re-examine the appropriate housing requirement for the plan period;

  • to ensure the Local Plan remains up to date.

The review is known as a ‘Single Issue Review’ because it focusses on one aspect of the Local Plan only. For the avoidance of doubt, the vast majority of the Local Plan 2015 will not be amended.

This webpage first sets out a summary of the most recent consultation stage, including copies of representations we received. It then sets out all of the documents the Council has submitted on 19 July 2022 to the Planning Inspectorate, so that an independent examination of the proposals can take place.

The examination of the Single Issue Review of the Local Plan has now commenced. 

Proposed Submission (Regulation 19) Consultation 

Consultation on the Proposed Submission version of the Single Issue Review of the Local Plan was carried out between 3 May and 13 June 2022.  Two earlier consultations also took place on a draft document, during 2021.

During that latest consultation period, a number of documents were made available for inspection, including: the Proposed Submission Document; the Notice of Consultation; a Response Form with guidance notes; and supporting documents such as a Sustainability Appraisal report.

A total of 33 representations were received, and these are set out in the table below.

Ref.Representor
1.Haddenham Parish Council
2.Isleham Parish Council
3.Witcham Parish Council
4.

Savills for Bellway Homes - Form

Savills for Bellway Homes - Rep

5.The Coal Authority
6.Catesby Estate 
7.Historic England
8.Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council
9.

AAH on behalf of Land Allocation Historic England Ltd response form

AAH on behalf of Land Allocation Ltd main representation

10.Fenland District Council
11.Gladman
12.Home Builders Federation
13.

Carter Jonas for Manor Oak Homes - Change 4

Carter Jonas for Manor Oak Homes - Change 5

Carter Jonas for Manor Oak Homes - SA

Carter Jonas for Manor Oak Homes - Section 2

Carter Jonas for Manor Oak Homes - Section 3

Carter Jonas for Manor Oak Homes - Section 4

14.Natural England 
15.Land Promoters and Developers Federation
16.

Deloitte for Church Commissioners - Form

Deloitte for Church Commissioners - Reps

17.Suffolk County Council
18.

Swaffham Prior Parish Council - Growth 1

Swaffham Prior Parish Council - Para 3.2.3

Swaffham Prior Parish Council - 3.5.6

Swaffham Prior Parish Council - 3.5.7

Swaffham Prior Parish Council - SA

19.

Cheffin Planning - Para 2.4

Cheffin Planning - Para 4.1

20.

Carter Jonas for Dudley Development - Change 4

Carter Jonas for Dudley Development - Change 5

Carter Jonas for Dudley Development - SA

Carter Jonas for Dudley Development - Section 2

Carter Jonas for Dudley Development - Section 3

Carter Jonas for Dudley Development - Section 4

21.

Armstrong Rigg Planning for Castlemore Homes- Form

Armstrong Rigg Planning for Castlemore Homes - Letter

22.Environment Agency
23.

Carter Jonas for Campbell Buchanan George -Change 4

Carter Jonas for Campbell Buchanan George -Change 5

Carter Jonas for Campbell Buchanan George - SA

Carter Jonas for Campbell Buchanan George - Section 2

Carter Jonas for Campbell Buchanan George - Section 3

Carter Jonas for Campbell Buchanan George - Section 4

24.CODE Development Planners for Bennett Homes
25.

Pegasus Group for Vistry Homes - Form

Pegasus Group for Vistry Homes - Rep

26.Diana Donald
27.

Carter Jonas for CCC - Proposed Change 4

Carter Jonas for CCC - Proposed Change 5

Carter Jonas for CCC - SA

Carter Jonas for CCC - section 2

Carter Jonas for CCC - section 3

Carter Jonas for CCC - section 4

28.

David Greenfield -Growth 1

David Greenfield -SA

David Greenfield - Para 3.2.3

David Greenfield -Para 3.5.6

David Greenfield - Para 3.5.7

29.RPS for Abbey Properties
30.

Stantec for L&Q and Hill Residential -Form

Stantec for L&Q and Hill Residential - Housing Need Report

Stantec for L&Q and Hill Residential - Main Rep

31.Cambridgeshire Development Forum 
32.

Turley for Pidgeon Investment - Para 3.2.5

Turley for Pidgeon Investment  - Para 3.5.6

Turley for Pidgeon Investment - Para 3.5.7

Turley for Pidgeon Investment - Growth 1

Turley for Pidgeon Investment - Main Report

Turley for Pidgeon Investment - SA

33.

Savills for Manor Oak Homes - Main letter

Savills for Manor Oak Homes- Change 6

Savills for Manor Oak Homes - Changes 1-5

Submission of the Single Issue Review Local Plan

On 19 July 2022, the Council submitted its proposed Single Issue Review Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate, so that an independent examination of the proposal can take place.

In addition to a full set of representations received at the last consultation stage (see table above), the Council submitted the following documents:

Ref.Document Title
CD01East Cambridgeshire Local Plan SIR Stage 1 Consultation (Reg 18) March 2021
CD02East Cambridgeshire Local Plan SIR Stage 2 Consultation (Reg 18) December 2021
CD03East Cambridgeshire Local Plan SIR Stage 3 Consultation (Reg 19) May 2022
CD04

LP SIR Reg 22(3) Notice of Submission July 2022

CD05LP SIR Reg 22(1)(c) Consultation Statement
CD05(A)LP SIR Reg 22(1)(c)(iii)+(iv) Stage 1 Consultation Report - Oct 2021
CD05(B)LP SIR Reg 22(1)(c)(iii)+(iv) Stage 2 Consultation Report - March 2022
CD05(C)LP SIR Reg 22(1)(c)(v) Consultation Report - July 2022
CD06LP SIR SA Report May 2022
CD06(A)LP SIR SA Report December 2021
CD07LP SIR HRA Screening May 2022
CD08LP SIR EIA Initial Screening May 2022 LP SIR Reg 22(1)(c)(iii)+(iv) Stage 2 Consultation Report - March 2022
CD09ECDC SCI July 2018
CD10(A)ECDC LDS October 2020
CD10(B)ECDC LDS April 2022
CD11LP SIR DtC Statement May 2022
CD12Letter to PINS LP SIR Submission 19 July 2022
CD13Adopted Local Plan 2015
CD14Local Plan Review (Reg 10A(1) Review) April 2020
CD15East Cambridgeshire 5YLS Report October 2021
CD16East Cambridgeshire AMR 2021 - Dec 2021

Next Stages

Now the Single Issue Review Local Plan has been submitted for examination, all of the latest news and website updates will be available on the dedicated Local Plan Review Examination page.

After the examination has taken place, the Inspector will produce a report which will outline the decision whether the Local Plan is 'sound' or 'not sound'.

Further information can be obtained from:

Strategic Planning Team, East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EE

Telephone: 01353 665555

Email: East Cambs District Council Strategic Planning Team email.