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.

Find out more about the neighbourhood planning process

Latest News

Current Consultations - September 2021

Haddenham Parish Council and Swaffham Bulbeck Parish Council are currently consulting on draft Neighbourhood Plans (Reg. 14).

Haddenham Parish Council is consulting on its draft Haddenham & Aldreth Neighbourhood Plan from 04 September to 18 October 2021. 

Swaffham Bulbeck Parish Council is consulting on the draft Swaffham Bulbeck Neighbourhood Plan from 14 September to 02 November 2021.

To view the Neighbourhood Plan documents and make comments, please visit the relevant parish council websites.

 


Haddenham Neighbourhood Area amended - June 2021

Haddenham Parish Council are currently preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. In 2019, changes to Haddenham's parish boundary came into effect followng a Community Governance Review. Haddenham Parish Council has formally requested the Neighbourhood Area be amended to reflect the current parish boundary. 

On 10 June 2021, the Council approved Haddenham Parish Council's request to update the Neighbourhood Area. Haddenham Parish Council's application letter and a map showing the Neighbourhood Area boundary are available to download below.

 


Sutton Neighbourhood Area amended - May 2021

Sutton's Neighbourhood Area was designated in 2015. In 2019, the Sutton parish boundary was amended to reflect the recommendations of the Community Governance Review.

Sutton Parish Council are currently reviewing their Neighbourhood Plan, and have formally requested the Neighbourhood Area be amended to reflect the current parish boundary. 

On 27 May 2021, the Council approved Sutton Parish Council's request to update the Neighbourhood Area. Sutton Parish Council's application letter, and a map of the Neighbourhood Area and a map showing the Neighbourhood Area boundary are available to download below.

 


Neighbourhood Planning in East Cambridgeshire

The Fordham Neighbourhood Plan, Sutton Neighbourhood Plan and Witchford Neighbourhood Plan have been formally 'made' by East Cambridgeshire District Council.

Designated Neighbourhood Areas in East CambridgeshireDesignated Neighbourhood Areas are shown on the Map of Neighbourhood Areas (June 21) (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 bodyDate N'hood Area designatedMap of Neighbourhood AreaCurrent StageDate Plan formally 'made'
Sutton Parish Council08 Jan 2015; amended 27 May 2021Sutton Neighbourhood Area Map

Plan made - download the Sutton Neighbourhood Plan.

30 May 2019
Bottisham Parish Council12 Feb 2016Bottisham Neighbourhood Area Map  
Witchford Parish Council26 Aug 2016; amended 06 Feb 2019Witchford Neighbourhood Area MapPlan made - download the Witchford Neighbourhood Plan21 May 2020
Fordham Parish Council21 Dec 2017Fordham Neighbourhood Area Map
Plan made - download the Fordham Neighbourhood Plan
18 Dec 2018
Cheveley Parish Council10 Dec 2018Cheveley Neighbourhood Area Map  
Swaffham Bulbeck Parish Council07 Jan 2019Swaffham Bulbeck Neighbourhood Area Map  
Reach Parish Council18 Feb 2019

Reach Neighbourhood Area Map

SEA Determination Statement issued August 2021 
Isleham Parish Council21 Feb 2019Isleham Neighbourhood Area Map  
Soham Parish Council12 Jun 2019Soham Neighbourhood Area Map  
Haddenham Parish Council06 Aug 2019; amended 10 June 2021Haddenham Neighbourhood Area Map