Single Issue Review of the 2015 Local Plan
The Council recently undertook 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 was known as a ‘Single Issue Review’ because it focussed on one aspect of the Local Plan only. For the avoidance of doubt, the vast majority of the Local Plan 2015 was not amended.
This webpage first sets out a summary of the consultation stage that took place in 2022, including copies of representations we received. It then sets out all of the documents the Council submitted on 19 July 2022 to the Planning Inspectorate, so that an independent examination of the proposals could take place.
The examination of the Single Issue Review of the Local Plan concluded on 5 October 2023, when the Inspector's Report was received. East Cambridgeshire District Council formally accepted the recommendations on the Inspector at a meeting of Full Council on 19 October 2023 and proceeded to adopt the updated Local Plan.
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.
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 could 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:
After the Single Issue Review Local Plan was submitted for examination, all of the latest news and website updates are available on the dedicated Local Plan Review Examination page.
East Cambridgeshire District Council formally considered the recommendations within the inspector's Report at a meeting of Full Council on 19 October 2023, and agreed to accept them and adopt the Local Plan.
Further information can be obtained from:
Strategic Planning Team, East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EE
Telephone: 01353 665555