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Welcome to the Sutton Neighbourhood Plan website. Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area.

Do you want to have a say over where new homes, shops and offices are built or what new buildings should look like? Maybe you want to protect and enhance our local High Street, choose where new businesses should be located, or protect our local green spaces for generations to enjoy in years to come?

The Sutton Neighbourhood Plan covers the whole of the parish of Sutton, the village itself and surrounding countryside including Sutton Gault and a section of the Ouse Washes. You can find more details about the Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Plan on the About Us page.

This website is intended to provide Sutton residents with details of the Neighbourhood Plan process, results from community engagement activities and the latest status of the plan proposals. Use the links at the top of this page to explore more details.

Neighbourhood Plan Independent Examination

At the Parish Council meeting on 27 November 2018 the updated Draft Neighbourhood Plan was formally approved for submission for Independent Examination. The plan together with supporting documents were submitted to East Cambridgeshire District Council the following day and confirmation given that the plan met the statutory requirements it therefore proceeded to examination. There was a public consultation organised by the district council which closed on 17 January 2019 after which the plan was examined by the Independent Examiner. Here is the Sutton Neighbourhood Submission Plan November 2018.

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

After the Independent Examination the plan underwent minor modifications in response to the examiner’s recommendations. Then on Thursday 21 March East Cambridgeshire District Council issued a Decision Statement which means that the Sutton Neighbourhood Plan will go to a referendum of residents on a date to be confirmed. If more than 50% of voters support it then plan will then be officially adopted.

The full set of documents can be found on the East Cambridgeshire District Council website at https://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/local-development-framework/sutton-neighbourhood-plan.