East Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2015

The East Cambridgeshire Local Plan sets out the vision, objectives spatial strategy and policies for the future development of the district. It also identifies land and allocates sites for different types of development, such as housing and employment, to deliver the planned growth for the district to 2031. 

The preparation of the Local Plan was informed through several stages of public consultation.  The Local Plan was adopted by the Council on 21 April 2015.  The Local Plan replaced the Core Strategy as the statutory development plan for East Cambridgeshire.

Read the Local Plan

The Local Plan is available for inspection at East Cambs District Council.  Alternatively you can download the Local Plan, Policies Map and other key documents using the links below.

A comprehensive list of documents is available from the evidence and examination library.

Policies Map

The Local Plan’s site-specific planning policies are shown on the Policies Map.  The Policies Map and more detailed inset maps are available to download from the East Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2015 Policies Map page.

Evidence and examination library

The Local Plan was informed by technical evidence on a range of planning issues (e.g. transport, flooding, community facilities and infrastructure).  In addition, the Local Plan was examined by an Inspector.  Documents are available to download from the Local Plan Examination Library and Evidence Base page.

Since the adoption of the Local Plan (April 2015), a new evidence report has been published (October 2015) which examines whether housing delivery can be boosted by enabling a proportion of affordable housing to be provided off-site, rather than on-site. The report is available to download below.