Neighbourhood Planning allows communities to decide the future of the places where they live. Neighbourhood Planning can include a number of planning documents prepared by local communities:
- Neighbourhood Development Plans;
- Neighbourhood Development Orders (NDO);
- Community Right to Build Order (CRtBO).
Neighbourhood Plans, NDOs and CRtBOs can be used to add more detail to the policies in the Council’s plans, or cover other aspects appropriate to the aspirations of the community living in the area.
Once ‘made’ by the Council, the Neighbourhood Plan, NDO or CRtBO will form part of the Development Plan for East Cambridgeshire and will be used in determining planning applications in the area.
Isleham Neighbourhood Plan Made - May 2022
Following success at referendum, the Isleham Neighbourhood Plan was formally 'made' (adopted) by East Cambridgeshire District Council at its meeting of 19 May 2022.
To view the plan and other relevant documents, please visit the Isleham Neighbourhood Plan page.
Submission of Haddenham and Aldreth Neighbourhood Plan - April to May 2022
Haddenham Parish Council has submitted its Neighbourhood Plan for consultation. The Council is currently inviting comments on the submitted plan. To read the plan and have your say, please visit the Haddenham and Aldreth Neighbourhood Plan page.
Designation of Mepal Neighbourhood Area - 28 February 2022
East Cambridgeshire District Council has designated Mepal parish as a Neighbourhood Area, following a formal request from Mepal Parish Council. A map of the Mepal Neighbourhood Area is available to download below.
Neighbourhood Planning in East Cambridgeshire
Designated Neighbourhood Areas are shown on the Map of Neighbourhood Areas (Feb 22) (pdf).
The following table provides a summary of each neighbourhood planning project in the district. For further information, please contact the relevant parish or town council.
|Qualifying body||Date N'hood Area designated||Map of Neighbourhood Area||Current Stage||Date Plan formally 'made'|
|Sutton Parish Council||08 Jan 2015; amended 27 May 2021||Sutton Neighbourhood Area Map|
Plan made - download the Sutton Neighbourhood Plan.
|30 May 2019|
|Bottisham Parish Council||12 Feb 2016||Bottisham Neighbourhood Area Map|
|Witchford Parish Council||26 Aug 2016; amended 06 Feb 2019||Witchford Neighbourhood Area Map||Plan made - download the Witchford Neighbourhood Plan||21 May 2020|
|Fordham Parish Council||21 Dec 2017||Fordham Neighbourhood Area Map|
Plan made - download the Fordham Neighbourhood Plan
|18 Dec 2018|
|Cheveley Parish Council||10 Dec 2018||Cheveley Neighbourhood Area Map|
|Swaffham Bulbeck Parish Council||07 Jan 2019||Swaffham Bulbeck Neighbourhood Area Map|
|Reach Parish Council||18 Feb 2019||SEA Determination Statement published August 2021|
|Isleham Parish Council||21 Feb 2019||Isleham Neighbourhood Area Map||Plan made - download the Isleham Neighbourhood Plan.||19 May 2022|
|Soham Parish Council||12 Jun 2019||Soham Neighbourhood Area Map|
|Haddenham Parish Council||06 Aug 2019; amended 10 June 2021||Haddenham Neighbourhood Area Map||Plan submitted April 2022 - see Haddenham and Aldreth Neighbourhood Plan page.|
|Mepal Parish Council||28 February 2022||Mepal Neighbourhood Area Map|