Neighbourhood Planning allows communities to decide the future of the places where they live. Neighbourhood Planning can include a number of planning documents prepared by local communities:
- Neighbourhood Development Plans
- Neighbourhood Development Orders (NDO)
- Community Right to Build Order (CRtBO)
Neighbourhood Plans, NDOs and CRtBOs can be used to add more detail to the policies in the Council’s plans, or cover other aspects appropriate to the aspirations of the community living in the area.
Once ‘made’ by the Council, the Neighbourhood Plan, NDO or CRtBO will form part of the Development Plan for East Cambridgeshire and will be used in determining planning applications in the area.
Neighbourhood Planning in East Cambridgeshire
Designated Neighbourhood Areas, and the details of neighbourhood planning projects in East Cambridgeshire, are shown on the Interactive Map of Neighbourhood Areas [external link].
Alternatively, download the following Map of Neighbourhood Areas (Aug 19) (pdf).
The following table provides a summary of each neighbourhood planning project in the district. For further information, please contact the relevant parish or town council.
|Qualifying body||Date N'hood Area designated||Map of Neighbourhood Area||Current Stage||Date Plan formally 'made'|
|Sutton Parish Council||08 Jan 2015||Sutton Neighbourhood Area Map|
Plan made - download the Sutton Neighbourhood Plan.
|30 May 2019|
|Bottisham Parish Council||12 Feb 2016||Bottisham Neighbourhood Area Map|
|Witchford Parish Council||26 Aug 2016; amended 06 Feb 2019||Witchford Neighbourhood Area Map||Plan made - download the Witchford Neighbourhood Plan||21 May 2020|
|Fordham Parish Council||21 Dec 2017||Fordham Neighbourhood Area Map|
Plan made - download the Fordham Neighbourhood Plan
|18 Dec 2018|
|Cheveley Parish Council||10 Dec 2018||Cheveley Neighbourhood Area Map|
|Swaffham Bulbeck Parish Council||07 Jan 2019||Swaffham Bulbeck Neighbourhood Area Map|
|Reach Parish Council||18 Feb 2019|
|Isleham Parish Council||21 Feb 2019||Isleham Neighbourhood Area Map|
|Soham Parish Council||12 Jun 2019||Soham Neighbourhood Area Map|
|Haddenham Parish Council||06 Aug 2019||Haddenham Neighbourhood Area Map|