What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
It’s a Plan agreed by local people to decide how their parish should develop – or not – over the next decade or so. Whether the Plan is approved will ultimately be decided at a Parish Referendum when, if a majority of residents that vote agree with the Plan, East Cambridgeshire District Council will be required to adopt it.
When complete, it sits alongside the East Cambridgeshire Local Plan and national planning policies and is used by the District Council when making decisions on planning applications.
Why are we preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for Cheveley?
The Parish Council wants to be sure that what matters to residents is taken into account when the District Council considers planning applications. It will only be used for matters that require planning permission.
Pre-Submission Consultation on Draft Neighbourhood Plan
We have now reached the Pre-Submission Consultation Stage on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan. The consultation runs for until 20 October. We have distributed a summary leaflet to every household in the Parish and the Plan itself can be downloaded below.
- Cheveley Parish Neighbourhood Plan (pre-submission draft plan September 2023)
If you would prefer to look at a paper copy, these will be available at the Drop-in Event on 2 September and will also be available to borrow for a short period by contacting the Parish Clerk on 07483 107014 or email@example.com
The Plan will also be available to view at:
- The Red Lion PH
- The New Wellington PH
- St Mary’s Church
- The Parish Hall
How to comment
We would welcome your comments. These can be submitted online or by completing the form below and returning it as instructed on the form. Comments must be received by midnight on Friday 20 October.
Paper comments forms must be returned to the Parish Hall letterbox by 20 October.
We want your comments, even if you support everything in the Plan!
In addition to the Plan itself, there are a number of supporting documents referred to in the Plan. These can be found below:
- Cheveley Neighbourhood Plan Survey 2019
- Cheveley Design Guide and Codes – July 2023
- Cheveley Housing Needs Assessment – July 2023
- Cheveley Local Green Spaces Assessment – August 2023
- Cheveley Appraisal of Important Views – August 2023
Once the consultation ends, all comments received will be reviewed and the Plan will be amended as necessary. It will then be submitted to East Cambridgeshire District Council who will undertake a second round of consultation before the Plan is assessed by an Independent Examiner. The Examiner will decide what changes are required to meet the national neighbourhood planning requirements and recommend that the Plan is subject to a Parish Referendum open to all on the Electoral Register. A simple majority in favour of the Plan will mean that it can be used by East Cambridgeshire District Council when making decisions on planning applications. We would anticipate this happening in Spring 2024.