Witchford Neighbourhood Plan

The Witchford Neighbourhood Plan was formally made (i.e. adopted) by Full Council, at its meeting of 21 May 2020

On Thursday 19 March 2020, the Council held a referendum through which local people were invited to vote on whether the Council should use the Witchford Neighbourhood Plan in taking planning decisions. The plan was supported by the majority of voters:

  • Number of votes cast in favour of a 'yes': 572
  • Number of votes cast in favour of a 'no': 25
  • Number of rejected ballots: 2
The turnout was 31.10%.
Electronic copies of the Witchford Neighbourhood Plan and related documents are available to download below.

If you require paper copies of the Witchford Neighbourhood Plan, Decision Statement and Examiner's Report, please email planningpolicy@eastcambs.gov.uk

Document Library

Neighbourhood Plan Documents

1Witchford Neighbourhood Plan (Made Version) (PDF)
2Examiner's Report into Witchford Neighbourhood Plan (PDF)
3Decision Statement - ECDC's decision on the Witchford Neighbourhood Plan (PDF)
4Information Statement (PDF)
5Timetable (PDF)
6Notice of Referendum (PDF)

Submission Documents

1Witchford Neighbourhood Plan (Submission Version) (PDF)
2Consultation Statement (PDF)
3Basic Conditions Statement (PDF)
4SEA Determination Statement (PDF)
5Local Green Spaces Report (PDF)
6Area of Search (Education) Map (PDF)
7.0List of Documentary Evidence (PDF)
7.1Documentary Evidence: General Plan Production (external link)
7.2Documentary Evidence: Landscape and Character (external link)
7.3Documentary Evidence: Green Infrastructure (external link)
7.4Documentary Evidence: Housing (external link)
7.5Documentary Evidence: Infrastructure (external link)
7.6Documentary Evidence: Traffic (external link)
7.7Documentary Evidence: Connectivity (external link)
7.8Documentary Evidence: Supporting Witchford's Micro Economy (external link)
8ECDC Letter to Confirm Plan Submission (PDF)

Representations received during publication (Reg. 16)


Abbey Group on behalf of Seymour and Holdsworth (PDF)

Supporting documents:

2Anglian Water (PDF)
3Cerda Planning Ltd on behalf of Catesby Strategic Land Ltd (PDF)
4Deloitte LLP on behalf of Church Commissioners for England (PDF)
5East Cambridgeshire District Council (PDF)
6Environment Agency (PDF)
7Fletcher, J (PDF)
8Gladman Developments Ltd (PDF)
9Historic England (PDF)
10Howes Percival LLP on behalf of Manor Oak Homes Ltd (PDF)
11Natural England (PDF)
12Savills on behalf of Bellway Homes Ltd (Eastern Counties) (PDF)
13Wood on behalf of National Grid (PDF)

Examination Documents

1Independent Examiner's Questions to Councils (PDF)
2NPIERS Guidance to Service Users and Examiners (PDF)
3ECDC response to Examiner's Questions (PDF)
4.1Witchford Parish Council response to Examiner's Questions (PDF)
4.2Witchford PC response: appendix 1 (PDF)
4.3Witchford PC response: appendix 2 (PDF)
4.4Witchford PC response: appendix 3 (PDF)

If you require accessible documents please email planningpolicy@eastcambs.gov.uk