Witchford Neighbourhood Plan: Examiner's Report & Decision Statement - Feb 2020
Designation of Haddenham Neighbourhood Area - 06 August 2019
On 19 June 2019, Haddenham Parish Council submitted an application to designate the whole of its parish as a Neighbourhood Area for the purposes of neighbourhood planning.
Following a Community Governance Review (CGR) of parish boundaries, new parish boundaries were brought into effect by the Council in May 2019. Through implementing the CGR, the Sutton / Haddenham boundary was modified. A parcel of land at Hill Row Causeway, formerly located in Sutton Parish, is now located in Haddenham Parish.
The Sutton Neighbourhood Area follows the old (pre-CGR) parish boundary and therefore included the land at Hill Row Causeway. The Sutton Neighbourhood Plan passed referendum and was formally made by ECDC in May 2019.
The area which Haddenham Parish Council applied for follows the current parish boundary i.e. the parish boundary as modified by the CGR. Normally, applications to designate the whole of a parish boundary as a Neighbourhood Area do not require consultation and will be designated with immediate effect. However, as part of the area specified in the Haddenham Neighbourhood Area application falls within the designated Sutton Neighbourhood Area, this provision does not apply. The Council therefore published the Haddenham Neighbourhood Area application for public consultation for four weeks.
As Neighbourhood Areas cannot overlap, in designating the Haddenham Neighbourhood Area it was necessary to amend the proposed boundary to exclude the area located in Sutton’s Neighbourhood Area.
Designation of Soham Neighbourhood Area - 12 June 2019
Following submission of a Neighbourhood Area application by Soham Parish Council, East Cambridgeshire District Council has designated Soham parish as a Neighbourhood Area for the puposes of neighbourhood planning. A map showing the boundary of the Soham Neighbourhood Area is available to download at the bottom of this page.
Witchford Neighbourhood Plan consultation - 12 June to 25 July 2019
Witchford Parish Council has published its draft Neighbourhood Plan for public consultation (in accordance with Reg. 14). To view the plan and find out how you can have your say, please visit Witchford Parish Council's website.
Sutton Neighbourhood Plan formally 'made' - 30 May 2019
On 30 May 2019, East Cambridgeshire District Council formally 'made' the Sutton Neighbourhood Plan. The Sutton Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of East Cambridgeshire's Development Plan and is used when determining planning applications within the Sutton Neighbourhood Area.
The decision to adopt the Sutton neighbourhood Plan reflects the outcome of a referendum, held on 02 May 2019, through which the majority of voters supported the plan.
To view the Sutton Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents, please visit the Sutton Neighbourhood Plan page.
About Neighbourhood Planning
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.
Neighbourhood Planning in East Cambridgeshire
There are two made Neighbourhood Plans in East Cambridgeshire; the Fordham Neighbourhood Plan and Sutton Neighbourhood Plan.
Designated Neighbourhood Areas in East Cambridgeshire are shown on the Interactive Map of Neighbourhood Areas [external link].
Alternatively, download the following Map of Neighbourhood Areas (Aug 19) (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||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||Examination concluded, see Witchford Neighbourhood Plan page for details|
|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|
|Isleham Parish Council||21 Feb 2019||Isleham Neighbourhood Area Map|
|Soham Parish Council||12 Jun 2019||Soham Neighbourhood Area Map|
|Haddenham Parish Council||06 Aug 2019||Haddenham Neighbourhood Area Map|