Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan

The Counting Officer for South Cambridgeshire District Council has decided that the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum for Cottenham, scheduled to take place on Thursday 26 March 2020, should be suspended until further notice. For more information please read our Elections page.

Key dates

Neighbourhood area designated by South Cambridgeshire District Council: 17 November 2015

Pre-submission public consultation (Regulation 14): 19 June until 7 August 2018

Neighbourhood Plan submitted to South Cambridgeshire District Council: 15 January 2019

Submission public consultation (Regulation 16): 11 February until 25 March 2019

Neighbourhood Plan sent for examination: 18 April 2019

Examiner's Report on Neighbourhood Plan received: 10 December 2019

Referendum: 26 March 2020

Neighbourhood Plan made: n/a


Cottenham neighbourhood plan

Neighbourhood area designated

On 17 November 2015 the Planning Portfolio Holder designated the Cottenham neighbourhood area.

Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination Statement

South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cottenham Parish Council have prepared a Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination Statement for the draft Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan:

Pre-submission public consultation (Regulation 14)

Cottenham Parish Council carried out consultation on its pre-submission Neighbourhood Plan between 19 June and 7 August 2018.

Submission Public Consultation (Regulation 16)

Cottenham Parish Council submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to SCDC on 15 January 2019, along with its supporting documents. We have confirmed that the Neighbourhood Plan complies with all the relevant statutory requirements.

We sought your views on the Neighbourhood Plan before it is to be considered by an examiner, and can proceed towards a referendum.

The consultation ran from Monday 11 February until Monday 25 March 2019.

You will be able to view all the comments that were submitted on the neighbourhood plan once they have been registered using our online consultation system. 

Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents:

Examination (Regulation 17)

The Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan was submitted for examination on the 18 April 2019. The independent examiner appointed to Carry out the examination is  Andrew Ashcroft. The Examiner’s Report was received on 10 December 2019.

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