Witchford Parish Council is carrying out a Single Issue Review of the Witchford Neighbourhood Plan, to address climate change, as this was not directly considered in the original version of the Neighbourhood Plan. All the information about the Single Issue Review, which commenced in October 2022, can be found on this page.

Single Issue Review – climate change 

Please note that until and unless the reviewed Neighbourhood Plan is made by East Cambridgeshire District Council the original Neighbourhood Plan made on 21st May 2020 remains in force.

Witchford Neighbourhood Plan was formally made by East Cambridgeshire District Council on 21st May 2020.

Referendum Date 19th March 2020.

The referendum results are as follows:

  • Number of votes cast in favour of a ‘yes’ – 572
  • Number of votes cast in favour of a ‘no’ – 25
  • Number of rejected ballots- 2
The turnout was 31.10%.
Further information about the status of Witchford Neighbourhood Plan can be found here

Notice of Referendum

Referendum Timetable

The Emerging Witchford Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to East Cambridgeshire District Council on 17th October 2019. The Regulation 16 Consultation takes place between 17th October – 28th November 2019. An Independent Examiner was appointed to examine the Emerging Witchford Neighbourhood Plan.

The Independent Examiner published his report on the Submission Version Witchford Neighbourhood Plan on 7th February 2020.

Examiner’s Report 7th February 2020

All the submitted documents can be accessed via the East Cambridgeshire District Council website:

Witchford Neighbourhood Plan Submission Documents


The Regulation 14 Statutory Consultation took place between 12th June – 25th July 2019. A public drop-in session was held on 19th June 3 – 7pm at St Andrews Hall Witchford. The Parish Council had a stall at the school fete on 30th June to publicise the Consultation.

Witchford Neighbourhood Plan comment form

A summary of all the draft Neighbourhood Plan policies is here:

Witchford Neighbourhood Plan summary

The full Consultation Draft Neighbourhood Plan is here:

Witchford Consultation Draft Neighbourhood Plan

The Local Green Space Designation Report is here:

Witchford Local Green Space Designation Report

The Environmental Screening Report is here:

Witchford SEAHRA Screening Report