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.
Current Consultations - September 2021
Haddenham Parish Council and Swaffham Bulbeck Parish Council are currently consulting on draft Neighbourhood Plans (Reg. 14).
Haddenham Parish Council is consulting on its draft Haddenham & Aldreth Neighbourhood Plan from 04 September to 18 October 2021.
Swaffham Bulbeck Parish Council is consulting on the draft Swaffham Bulbeck Neighbourhood Plan from 14 September to 02 November 2021.
To view the Neighbourhood Plan documents and make comments, please visit the relevant parish council websites.
Haddenham Neighbourhood Area amended - June 2021
Haddenham Parish Council are currently preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. In 2019, changes to Haddenham's parish boundary came into effect followng a Community Governance Review. Haddenham Parish Council has formally requested the Neighbourhood Area be amended to reflect the current parish boundary.
On 10 June 2021, the Council approved Haddenham Parish Council's request to update the Neighbourhood Area. Haddenham Parish Council's application letter and a map showing the Neighbourhood Area boundary are available to download below.
- Neighbourhood Area application letter - Haddenham Parish Council (June 2021)
- Map of Haddenham Neighbourhood Area
Sutton Neighbourhood Area amended - May 2021
Sutton's Neighbourhood Area was designated in 2015. In 2019, the Sutton parish boundary was amended to reflect the recommendations of the Community Governance Review.
Sutton Parish Council are currently reviewing their Neighbourhood Plan, and have formally requested the Neighbourhood Area be amended to reflect the current parish boundary.
On 27 May 2021, the Council approved Sutton Parish Council's request to update the Neighbourhood Area. Sutton Parish Council's application letter, and a map of the Neighbourhood Area and a map showing the Neighbourhood Area boundary are available to download below.
- Neighbourhood Area application letter - Sutton Parish Council (May 2021)
- Map of Sutton Neighbourhood Area
Neighbourhood Planning in East Cambridgeshire
Designated Neighbourhood Areas are shown on the Map of Neighbourhood Areas (June 21) (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; amended 27 May 2021||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||SEA Determination Statement issued August 2021|
|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; amended 10 June 2021||Haddenham Neighbourhood Area Map|