Cheveley Neighbourhood Plan

Over the past few years, Cheveley Parish Council has been preparing a draft Neighbourhood Plan for its parish area. For details on those earlier stages, please view the Cheveley Parish Council website (external link).

On 7 February 2024, Cheveley Parish Council formally submitted its draft Neighbourhood Plan to East Cambridgeshire District Council for independent examination, which includes a final round of public consultation. The submitted Cheveley Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying submission documents are available to download from the Submission Documents library below. A copy of the draft Plan is available for inspection at East Cambridgeshire District Council's customer service centre during normal opening times.

Consultation outcome

East Cambridgeshire District Council invited comments on the submitted Cheveley Neighbourhood Plan from Monday 19 February 2024 to Monday 8 April 2024. This consultation period is now closed. 

A summary report of the representations received (PDF) is now available in the Examination Documents table below. 

Next steps

Now that the consultation period has closed, an independent Examiner has been appointed (April 2024) to examine the Plan, and recommend whether the Plan should proceed to a referendum. The examiner is Andrew Ashcroft MRTPI. Further updates on the examination process, once commenced, will be posted in the Examination Documents table towards the end of this webpage.

The examination is likely to take six to eight weeks to reach a conclusion. This is therefore likely to occur in June 2024. At that point, the Examiner will publish a report setting out his recommendations. Depending on that report's conclusions, the Neighbourhood Plan may proceed to a referendum to decide whether or not the Plan should be adopted (or 'made' as it is sometimes referred to).

Other information

Requests to be notified of ECDC’s decision under regulation 19 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012, which relates to the making of the neighbourhood plan after the examination has concluded, may be submitted via email to

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