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 Further Draft Local Plan 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. The Council published the Further Draft Local Plan for public consultation from 12 January to 22 February 2017. This consultation has now closed. Comments on the Further Draft Local Plan will be made available online via the Consultation Portal in due course.
The Further Draft Local Plan and other key documents are available to download from the following links:
If you would like to delve into the background evidence which supports the plan, please browse the Document Library. This includes reports on such matters as the district's housing requirement (EB005B), Gypsy and Traveller needs (EB006), settlement hierarchy (EB007B), detailed ‘scoring’ of suggested sites (EB010), assessment of Local Green Space suggestions (EB014) and much more.
A collection of Evidence Reports has been prepared to accompany each of the Further Draft Local Plan's district-wide policies. The Evidence Reports explain how each individual policy has evolved, what comments were raised at the previous consultation stage, and how we have considered those comments. The Evidence Reports are available to download from the Evidence Reports page.
Local Plan Working Group
Full Council has appointed a Local Plan Working Group 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 meeting notes, are available to download below.