Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan

View the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan.

Current stage

Waterbeach Parish Council submitted the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying documents to us on 2 February 2021.

We have confirmed that the Neighbourhood Plan complies with all the relevant statutory requirements [DOCX].

We are seeking your views on the Neighbourhood Plan before it is considered by an examiner and can proceed towards a referendum.

Comments can be submitted to us between 9am on Tuesday 16 February and 5pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

There are several ways you can comment:

The Waterbeach Submission Neighbourhood Plan, its supporting documents and evidence documents can be viewed on this webpage.

Due to the restrictions imposed by the current Covid-19 pandemic we have adapted how we will carry out consultation on neighbourhood plans. We have updated our Statement of Community Involvement to reflect this and to ensure everyone's safety whilst still complying with current national regulations. Anyone wishing to inspect a hard copy of the neighbourhood plan documents out for consultation will be able to request a copy by contacting the Planning Policy Team (see contact details below).

Key dates

  • Neighbourhood area designated by us: 10 August 2015
  • Pre-submission public consultation (Regulation 14): 13 January to 24 February 2020
  • Neighbourhood Plan submitted to us: 2 February 2021
  • Submission public consultation (Regulation 16): 16 February to 20 April 2021
  • Neighbourhood Plan sent for examination: n/a
  • Referendum: n/a
  • Neighbourhood Plan made: n/a

Neighbourhood area designated

On 10 August 2015 the Planning Portfolio Holder approved the designation of a neighbourhood area for Waterbeach that includes the whole parish, with us and Waterbeach Parish Council agreeing a framework, by 21 August 2015, as to how they will work together.

At a meeting of the Parish Council on 18 August 2015, the ‘Joint Working Agreement’ was agreed. The final Joint Working Agreement [PDF, 0.1MB] has now been formally agreed and signed by both Councils. The neighbourhood area for Waterbeach is now formally designated.

Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination Statement

We, along with Waterbeach Parish Council, have prepared a Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Determination Statement for the draft Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan: 

Pre-submission consultation (Regulation 14)

Waterbeach Parish Council carried out a consultation on their pre-submission Neighbourhood Plan for their parish. The consultation was from 13 January to 24 February 2020.

Submission public consultation (Regulation 16)

Waterbeach Parish Council submitted the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying documents to us on 2 February 2021.

Waterbeach Parish Council submitted the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying documents to us on 2 February 2021.

We have confirmed that the Neighbourhood Plan complies with all the relevant statutory requirements. [DOCX]

We are seeking your views on the Neighbourhood Plan before it is considered by an examiner and can proceed towards a referendum.

Comments can be submitted to us between 9am 16 February 2021 and 5pm on 20 April 2021.

There are several ways that you can comment:

Please note comments, including names, will be available to view on the Councils' websites.  Full comments including addresses will also be available to view on request.

Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents:

The supporting evidence documents for the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan are as follows:

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