local plan WATCH SPRING 2019

Cambridge City

The Local Plan for Cambridge was adopted on 18 October 2018 and covers the period until 2031.  The Council is now preparing a Joint Local Plan with South Cambridgeshire District Council.

South Cambridgeshire  

The situation is similar to Cambridge City because there was a parallel examination process.  The Council adopted the Plan on 27 September 2018 and is now producing a Joint Local Plan with Cambridge City Council. 

Greater Cambridge

Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District have become one shared planning service under the banner of Greater Cambridge.  The Councils are now preparing a Joint Local Plan. Formal public consultation on the plan is expected to start in Autumn of this year with consultation in autumn of 2020 and 2021. Examination is expected in 2022 with adoption of the Joint Local Plan 2023.


The Fenland Local Plan was adopted 8 May 2014 and covers the period from 2011-2031.  The Plan is not expected to be subject to an early review.


The Huntingdonshire Local Plan to 2036 was submitted for examination to the Secretary of State on 29 March 2018 as part of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. Hearing Sessions for the Examination of the Local Plan took place between July and September 2018 with receipt of the Inspector’s report expected in July 2019 and adoption in September 2019.


The Local Plan (January 2018) was submitted to the Secretary of State on 26 March 2018 and the Council consulted on proposed main modifications to the submission until Thursday 20 February 2019. The local plan is expected to be adopted later this year.

East Cambridgeshire

The Council submitted the Local Plan to the Secretary of State in February 2018 and was subsequently found unsound. East Cambridgeshire District Council formally withdrew the emerging Local Plan on 21 February 2019. The adopted Local Plan remains the East Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2015. The Council will be embarking on the preparation of a new Local Plan.

 Local Plan Watch Cambridgeshire - Spring 2019

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