Neighbourhood Planning

Latest News: Designation of Fordham Parish Neighbourhood Area

Following a period of consultation, the Council has approved Fordham Parish Council's application to designate a Neighbourhood Area. Details of this decision are set out in the report available below:


About Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Planning is a new option for 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.

Find out more about the neighbourhood planning process


Neighbourhood Planning in East Cambridgeshire

There are currently three designated Neighbourhood Areas in East Cambridgeshire, covering the parishes of Bottisham, Sutton and Witchford.  For further information about each Neighbourhood Planning project, please contact the relevant parish or town council.


Qualifying bodyDate Neighbourhood Area designatedMap of Neighbourhood Area
Sutton Parish Council08 January 2015Sutton Neighbourhood Area Map
Bottisham Parish Council12 February 2016Bottisham Neighbourhood Area Map
Witchford Parish Council26 August 2016Witchford Neighbourhood Area Map
Fordham Parish Council21 December 2017Fordham Neighbourhood Area Map