Change to Witchford Neighbourhood Area - 06 February 2019
In November 2018, Witchford Parish Council submitted an application to amend its existing Neighbourhood Area. The change is necessary to align the Neighbourhood Area with the new parish boundary, which will be amended following a Community Governance Review.
The Council has approved Witchford Parish Council's application, and amended the Neighbourhood Area accordingly. The following report sets out the Council's decision:
A map of the Neighbourhood Area is available to download from the table at the bottom of this page.
Designation of Swaffham Bulbeck Neighbourhood Area - 07 January 2019
Following submission of a Neighbourhood Area application by Swaffham Bulbeck Parish Council, East Cambridgeshire District Council has designated Swaffham Bulbeck parish as a Neighbourhood Area for the puposes of neighbourhood planning. A map showing the boundary of the Swaffham Bulbeck Neighbourhood Area is available to download at the bottom of this page.
Designation of Cheveley Neighbourhood Area - 10 December 2018
Following submission of a Neighbourhood Area application by Cheveley Parish Council, East Cambridgeshire District Council has designated Cheveley parish as a Neighbourhood Area for the puposes of neighbourhood planning. A map showing the boundary of the Cheveley Neighbourhood Area is available to download at the bottom of this page.
Sutton Neighbourhood Plan Submission - 28 November 2018
Sutton Parish Council has submitted its Neighbourhood Plan for independent examination. To view the Plan, please visit the Sutton Neighbourhood Plan examination page. Paper copies are available for inspection at the Council's Customer Service Centre during normal opening times.
The Council has appointed an independent examiner to conduct the examination. The examiner will determine whether the plan meets the basic conditions and other legal requirements.
If successful at examination, a referendum will be held allowing local people to vote on whether the plan should be used by the Council in determining planning applications.
Fordham Neighbourhood Plan successful at referendum - 08 November 2018
On 08 November 2018, the Council held a referendum on whether the Fordham Neighbourhood Plan should be used in deciding planning applications in Fordham. The neighbourhood Plan was supported by the majority of voters, with 87% of votes in favour of the plan. The Fordham Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of East Cambridgeshire's Development Plan and will be used by the Council in taking planning decisions. The Fordham Neighbourhood Plan is available to download from the following link:
Fordham Neighbourhood Plan
The Fordham Neighbourhood Plan was formally 'made' by East Cambridgeshire District Council on 18 December 2018.
A paper copy of the Fordham Neighbourhood Plan is available for inspection at East Cambridgeshire District Council's Customer Service Centre at The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4EE.
About Neighbourhood Planning
Neighbourhood Planning is a new option for 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.
Neighbourhood Planning in East Cambridgeshire
The Fordham Neighbourhood Plan became part of the district's Development Plan, following referendum on 08 November 2018.
There are six designated Neighbourhood Areas in East Cambridgeshire, covering the parishes of Bottisham, Cheveley, Fordham, Sutton, Swaffham Bulbeck and Witchford. A map showing all designated Neighbourhood Areas in the district is available to download below:
Map of designated Neighbourhood Areas (Feb 19)
The 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|
|Sutton Parish Council||08 January 2015||Sutton Neighbourhood Area Map||The draft Sutton Neighbourhood Plan was submitted in November 2018, see the Sutton Neighbourhood Plan examination page for info.|
|Bottisham Parish Council||12 February 2016||Bottisham Neighbourhood Area Map|
|Witchford Parish Council||26 August 2016; amended 06 February 2019||Witchford Neighbourhood Area Map|
|Fordham Parish Council||21 December 2017||Fordham Neighbourhood Area Map|
'Made' Neighbourhood Plan
|Cheveley Parish Council||10 December 2018||Cheveley Neighbourhood Area Map|
|Swaffham Bulbeck Parish Council||07 January 2019||Swaffham Bulbeck Neighbourhood Area Map|