Reach Neighbourhood Plan


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

On 9 June 2023, Reach Parish Council formally submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to East Cambridgeshire District Council for independent examination, which includes a final round of public consultation.

The consultation period has now closed. East Cambridgeshire District Council invited comments on the draft Reach Neighbourhood Plan from 22 June 2023 to 3 August 2023. The draft Reach Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying submission documents are available to download from the Document 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.

Next Steps (August 2023 onwards)

Now the consultation period has ended, the Neighbourhood Plan and other supporting material, together with the representations received (PDF), will be considered by an independent Examiner. The appointed Examiner is Andrew Ashcroft MRTPI, an experienced Examiner of well over 200 neighbourhood plans across the country. The examination process has no fixed timetable, but is anticipated to take 6-8 weeks from the end of August. Further information on the progress of the examination will be added to this webpage when available.

If you have any queries on the examination as it progresses, please email the District Council's Strategic Planning Team or contact customer services and ask for the Strategic Planning Team. Direct contact with the Examiner is not available, unless the Examiner specifically seeks information from you.

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.

If you require accessible documents please email the District Council's Strategic Planning Team.