Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan

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Current stage

The Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan [PDF, 7.5MB] was made on 23 March 2022 after a successful referendum which took place on 3 March 2022.

The Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan as made now forms part of the development plan for South Cambridgeshire.  All planning decisions in the neighbourhood area will need to be made in accordance with the development plan that now includes the Neighbourhood Plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

Key dates

View the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan website.

  • 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: 10 May 2021
  • Referendum: 3 March 2022
  • Neighbourhood Plan made: 23 March 2022

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. [PDF, 0.2MB]

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

The deadline for comments was 20 April 2021.

Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents:

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

Examination

The Examiner's report [PDF, 0.8MB] by Peter Biggers for the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan was received by South Cambridgeshire District Council on 2 August 2021.

The examination on the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan began on 10 May 2021.  The independent examiner appointed to carry out the examination is Peter Biggers.

The examiner has sent to South Cambridgeshire District Council and Waterbeach Parish Council a set of clarifying questions and information requests (20 May 2021). [PDF, 0.1MB]

South Cambridgeshire District Council response to the Examiner's clarification questions [PDF, 90Kb] sent on 20 May 2021 (1 June 2021).

Waterbeach Parish Council's response to the Examiner's clarification questions - extension to response deadline permitted by the examiner to parish council (9 June 2021):

Further question for the parish council from the examiner [PDF, 63Kb] sent on 9 June 2021 (9 June 2021).

Waterbeach Parish council’s response to the Examiner’s additional question [PDF, 0.2MB] sent on 9 June 2021 (11 June 2021)

All the representations that were received during the Regulation 16 submission consultation on the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed online in our consultation system. You can also access all our adopted documents in the system.

Referendum Stage

The referendum on the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan will take place on 3 March 2022.

Here is the results of the vote. [PDF, 37Kb]

The following documents are those specified in the Referendum Information Statement.

  1. The 'Referendum' version of the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan [PDF, 20.5MB] (including a map of Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan area).
  2. The Examiners Report on the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan. [PDF, 0.8MB]
  3. The written representations [PDF, 46.5MB] on the submission version of the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan, that were submitted to the independent examiner.
  4. Our decision statement on the receipt of the Examiner's Report and its decision to proceed to referendum (January 2022) (including a statement of satisfaction that the 'For Referendum' version of the Neighbourhood Plan meets the Basic Conditions and is legally compliant).
  5. A statement that sets out general information as to town and country planning [PDF, 0.2MB] including neighbourhood planning and referendum.

Making the Neighbourhood Plan

The Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan [PDF, 7.5MB] was made on 23 March 2022.  The Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan as made now forms part of the development plan for South Cambridgeshire.  All planning decisions in the neighbourhood area will need to be made in accordance with the development plan that now includes the Neighbourhood Plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

Made (adopted) Decision Statement (23 March 2022) [PDF, 0.2MB]

Decision Report of results of referendum on the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan (14 March 2022)

Report to make the Waterbeach Neighbourhood Plan (23 March 2022)

 

  

 

 

 

 

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