Mepal Neighbourhood Plan


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

On 13 October 2023, Mepal Parish Council formally submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to East Cambridgeshire District Council for independent examination, which includes a final round of public consultation.

Consultation Period during November and December 2023

East Cambridgeshire District Council is inviting comments on the submitted Mepal Neighbourhood Plan from Thursday 2 November 2023 to Friday 15 December 2023. The submitted Mepal Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying submission documents are available to download from the Submission Documents library below. A paper copy of the draft Plan is available for inspection at East Cambridgeshire District Council's customer service centre during normal opening times.

The consultation is open to anyone to submit their representations.

To make a representation on the draft Mepal Neighbourhood Plan, it should be in writing:

  • via email to:
  • by post to: Strategic Planning Team, East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely CB7 4EE

All comments must be received on or before 15 December 2023. Late representations will not be accepted.

For full details on the consultation arrangements, including information relating to the Council's privacy notice and how to be notified of future stages in the process, are set out in the Notice of Consultation (PDF). It is important you read that one page Notice carefully before submitting your comments.

Next Steps

Once the consultation period has ended, the Neighbourhood Plan and other supporting material, together with the representations received, will be considered by an independent Examiner. Further details on the Examiner and the examination process will be made available in due course.

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

East Cambridgeshire District Council will process the information you provide in a manner that is compatible with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Council’s Privacy Notice