Local Plan Review

The Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan for East Cambridgeshire. Once adopted, the Local Plan will determine what East Cambridgeshire will look like in the future and how it will become an even better place to live, work and visit.


Have your say - Proposed Submission Local Plan

08 November - 19 December 2017

 
East Cambridgeshire District Council is consulting on the latest version of the East Cambridgeshire Local Plan, known as the Proposed Submission Local Plan. This consultation is undertaken under Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. 
 
The Proposed Submission Local Plan and a suite of supporting documents are available to download from the Document Library

How to comment on the plan

You are invited to read and comment on the Proposed Submission Local Plan. Where possible, please provide comments online using the Consultation Portal. Alternatively, complete a Comment Form (Form H) and return:

  • by email to: planningpolicy@eastcambs.gov.uk or
  • by post to: Local Plan Consultation, East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EE

This consultation stage is different to earlier consultation stages; please read the guidance note which explains how to make comments and how comments will be dealt with. Full details of the consultation are set out in the Statement of Representations Procedure.

Paper copies of the Proposed Submission Local Plan and supporting documents are available for inspection during normal opening hours at East Cambridgeshire District Council's reception. The Proposed Submission Local Plan is also available for inspection at libraries across the district, and at Newmarket library.

Quick links to key documents

Comments must be received by 11.59pm on 19 December 2017
 

Background Evidence

If you would like to delve into the background evidence which supports the plan, please browse the Document Library.  This includes reports on such matters as the district's housing requirement, Gypsy and Traveller needs, settlement hierarchy , detailed ‘scoring’ of suggested sites, assessment of Local Green Space suggestions and much more.

A collection of Evidence Reports has been prepared to accompany each of the Further Draft Local Plan's district-wide policies.  The Evidence Reports explain how each individual policy has evolved, what comments were raised at the previous consultation stage, and how we have considered those comments.  The Evidence Reports are available to download from the Evidence Reports page.

 


Previous Stages

The Preliminary Draft Local Plan marked the first stage in the process of producing a new Local Plan, and was published for public consultation in February and March 2016. It identified key planning issues and set out draft planning policies to shape future development. 
 
The Further Draft Local Plan was the second stage in the preparation of a new Local Plan for East Cambridgeshire and included draft policies and specific site allocations for new development. The Council published the Further Draft Local Plan for public consultation from 12 January to 22 February 2017.
 
The Preliminary Draft Local Plan and Further Draft Local Plan remain available to view and download from the Document Library.
 

Local Plan Working Group

Full Council has appointed a Local Plan Working Group of eight elected Members to assist in the development of the Local Plan.  The purpose of the Working Group is to aid greater understanding of issues and support the preparation of policies.

Meetings of the Local Plan Working Group are held when required, reflecting the work programme of the emerging Local Plan.  The Local Plan Working Group's Terms of Reference are available to download below.

 

Local Plan Working Group Documents
Notes of LPWG meeting 07 Sep 2017
Notes of LPWG meeting 04 July 2017
Notes of LPWG meeting 31 May 2017
Notes of LPWG meeting 09 May 2017
Notes of LPWG meeting 28 Mar 2017
Notes of LPWG meeting 20 Sep 2016
Notes of LPWG meeting 25 July 2016
Notes of LPWG meeting  21 Jun 2016
Notes of LPWG meeting 18 May 2016
Notes of LPWG meeting 20 Apr 2016
Notes of LPWG meeting 16 Dec 2015
Notes of LPWG meeting 17 Nov 2015
LPWG Terms of Reference