Local Plan Review

Emerging Local Plan 2016 to 2036

The Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan for East Cambridgeshire. This is an important document as it will determine what East Cambridgeshire will look like in the future and how it will become an even better place to live, work and visit.

The new Local Plan will replace the current adopted Local Plan and will include policies and proposals to 2036.

Have your say - Further Draft Local Plan (12 Jan to 22 Feb 2017)

The Council has published the Further Draft Local Plan for public consultation.  This is the second stage in the preparation of a new Local Plan for East Cambridgeshire and includes draft policies and specific allocations for new development.
Consultation on the Further Draft Local Plan commenced on 12 January 2017 and closes on 22 February 2017. To view the Further Draft Local Plan and comment online, visit the Consultation Portal.
Key documents, including the Further Draft Local Plan, Draft Policies Map and Comment Form, alongwith the Draft Sustainability Appraisal Report and Growth Study, are available to download from the following links:
A full suite of supporting documents is available to download from the Document Library.
Paper copies of the Further Draft Local Plan and supporting documents are available for inspection during normal opening hours at East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, CB7 4EE. Copies of the Further Draft Local Plan are also available at libraries across the district.

How to Comment on the Further Draft Local Plan

You can make comments:
Comments must be received by 11.59pm on 22 February 2017.
All comments received will be taken into consideration and will help inform the preparation of the Pre-submission Local Plan, which is expected to be published in summer 2017. Following the consultation period all comments will be made available on the consultation portal and will be made available to the public. Personal details will be kept confidential in line with the Data Protection Act.

Previous Stages

The Preliminary Draft Local Plan was published for public consultation in February and March 2016.  The Preliminary Draft Local Plan marked the first stage in the process of producing a new Local Plan. It identified key planning issues and se t out draft planning policies to shape future development.  
The Preliminary Draft Local Plan and supporting documents are available to view and download from the Document Library.


Local Plan Working Group

Full Council has appointed a Local Plan Working Group, comprising of eight elected Members, to assist in the development of the Local Plan.  The purpose of the Working Group is to aid greater understanding of issues and support the preparation of policies.

Meetings of the Local Plan Working Group are held when required, reflecting the work programme of the emerging Local Plan.  The Terms of Reference for the Local Plan Working Group, and notes of Working Group meetings, are available to download below.