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East Cambridgeshire District Council

Rural Settlement List 2018/19

(under s42A of the Local Government Finance Act 1988)

 

All businesses located within the following settlements within East Cambridgeshire area are deemed to be within a rural settlement (i.e. settlements appearing to have a population of less than 3,000 at 31st December 2017). 

The boundaries of the settlements listed are, for the purpose of the 2018/19 list, defined by the ‘development envelopes’ on the April 2015 Policies Map (which itself is associated with the April 2015 Local Plan for East Cambridgeshire), available here:

https://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/local-development-framework/east-cambridgeshire-local-plan-2015-policies-map

Aldreth

Prickwillow

Ashley

Pymoor

Barway

Queen Adelaide

Black Horse Drove

Reach

Bottisham

Snailwell

Brinkley

Stetchworth

Burrough Green / Burrough End

Stretham

Chettisham

Stuntney

Cheveley

Swaffham Bulbeck (inc Commercial End)

Chippenham

Swaffham Prior

Coveney

Upend

Dullingham

Upware

Fordham

Wardy Hill

Haddenham

Wentworth

Isleham

Westley Waterless

Kennett

Wicken

Kirtling

Wilburton

Little Downham

Witcham

Little Thetford

Witchford

Lode with Long Meadow

Woodditton

Mepal

Saxon Street

 

What benefit arises for those locations on the list?

The purpose of preparing the list is in relation to Business Rate Relief. In short, you could (if you apply) get Rural Rate Relief if your business is in a settlement as listed. Such rural rate relief means that you won’t pay business rates if your business is in an eligible settlement and either:

  • the only village shop or post office, with a rateable value of up to £8,500
  • the only public house or petrol station, with a rateable value of up to £12,500