Witchford Neighbourhood Plan

On 17 October 2019, Witchford Parish Council submitted its draft Neighbourhood Plan to East Cambridgeshire District Council for independent examination. This page provides a library of documents relevant to the examination of the draft Witchford Neighbourhood Plan. A paper copy of the Witchford Neighbourhood Plan is available for inspection at the Council's Customer Service Centre.

The Council published the draft Witchford Neighbourhood Plan from 17 October to 28 November 2019. Representations received during the publication period are available to download below.


With the support of Witchford Parish Council, ECDC has appointed Peter D Biggers BSc Hons MRTPI AIHBC of Trevor Roberts Associates to examine the Witchford Neighbourhood Plan. The examination will take place during December 2019 and January 2020.

Document Library

Submission Documents

1Witchford Neighbourhood Plan (Submission Version)
2Consultation Statement
3Basic Conditions Statement
4SEA Determination Statement
5Local Green Spaces Report
6Area of Search (Education) Map
7.0List of Documentary Evidence 
7.1Documentary Evidence: General Plan Production
7.2Documentary Evidence: Landscape and Character
7.3Documentary Evidence: Green Infrastructure
7.4Documentary Evidence: Housing
7.5Documentary Evidence: Infrastructure
7.6Documentary Evidence: Traffic
7.7Documentary Evidence: Connectivity
7.8Documentary Evidence: Supporting Witchford's Micro Economy
8ECDC Letter to Confirm Plan Submission

Representations received during publication (Reg. 16)


Abbey Group on behalf of Seymour and Holdsworth

Supporting documents:

2Anglian Water
3Cerda Planning Ltd on behalf of Catesby Strategic Land Ltd
4Deloitte LLP on behalf of Church Commissioners for England
5East Cambridgeshire District Council
6Environment Agency
7Fletcher, J
8Gladman Developments Ltd
9Historic England
10Howes Percival LLP on behalf of Manor Oak Homes Ltd
11Natural England
12Savills on behalf of Bellway Homes Ltd (Eastern Counties)
13Wood on behalf of National Grid

Examination Documents

1Independent Examiner's Questions to Councils
2NPIERS Guidance to Service Users and Examiners
3ECDC response to Examiner's Questions
4.1Witchford Parish Council response to Examiner's Questions
4.2Witchford PC response - appendix 1
4.3Witchford PC response - appendix 2
4.4Witchford PC response - appendix 3


Notification of Council's decision

If the Witchford Neighbourhood Plan is successful at examination, the Council will proceed to hold a referendum in which local people will be invited to vote on the plan. Following referendum, the Council will take a decision on wether the Witchford Neighbourhood Plan should be formally made.

If you wish to be notified of the Council's decision (under regulation 19), please provide your contact information by email to planningpolicy@eastcambs.gov.uk, or by post to Strategic Planning, East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, CB7 4EE. All personal data will be managed in accordance with the Council's Privacy Notice.