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A New Local Plan For Fenland
Fenland District Council is preparing a new Local Plan. This is an important document as it will determine what the district will look like in the future and how it will become an even better place to live, work and visit. Once adopted, the new Local Plan will replace the current Fenland Local Plan (May 2014). The first stage of this process includes a public consultation on issues and options, details of which are shown below.
Have your Say: Issues & Options - 11 Oct to 21 Nov 2019
To find out how you can contribute to the process, download and read the
which provides background information on a range of planning issues and sets out a series of questions about what could be included in the new Fenland Local Plan. Once you have read the document, you can comment via the Issues & Options Online Questionnaire. You do not need to answer all questions; you can simply pick topics you are interested in. If you would prefer to complete a paper copy of the survey, click on the link below to download it. Paper copies of the questionnaire are also available from your Parish Clerk or any Fenland District Council office if you are unable to use the online survey.
The Issues and Options consultation is taking place between 11 October and 21 November 2019.
Completed forms should be returned:
- by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or
- by post to: Local Plan Team, Fenland District Council, Fenland Hall, County Road, March, PE15 8NQ
During the Issues and Options consultation, there will be a number of drop-in sessions at local libraries. If you would like further information or have any questions, please come along to any of the following sessions:
- Friday 18 October, 10:00-16:00 at Wisbech Library, 5 Ely Place, Wisbech PE13 1EU
- Thursday 24 October, 14:00-18:30 at March Library, City Road, March PE15 9LT
- Friday 25 October, 10:00-16:00 at Whittlesey Library, 13 Market Street, Whittlesey PE7 1BA
- Friday 1 November, 10:00-16:00 at March Library, City Road, March PE15 9LT
- Monday 4 November, 10:00-16:00 at Chatteris Library, 2 Furrowfields Road, Chatteris PE16 6DY
The District Council is also inviting site submissions, local green spaces nominations, and requesting comments on the Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report
Call for Sites - Submit a site
To provide a supply of sites to meet the area's development needs, the Council is inviting land owners, agents, developers and other individuals and organisations to submit sites to be considered for inclusion in the new Local Plan. New sites are needed for future development of homes, Gypsy and Traveller pitches, employment, retail and leisure.
You can submit a site online via the Issues & Options Online Questionnaire or by completing the site submission form -
Site submissions must be received by 21 November 2019. All sites will be assessed in accordance with the
Preferred sites will be included in the draft version of the Local Plan due for public consultation in Spring/Summer 2020.
Nominate a Local Green Space
Local Green Space designation grants protection to open spaces which are of special importance to the communities they serve. The Council is inviting local communities to nominate open spaces for designation as Local Green Spaces.
You can nominate an open space online via the Issues & Options Online Questionnaire or by completing the Local Green Space nomination form -
Following detailed assessment, preferred Local Green Spaces will be included in the draft version of the Local Plan due for public consultation in Spring/Summer 2020.
Planning Appeal - Former Colvile School Site
The Parish Council has made representations to the Planning Inspector regarding the proposal to build up to 34 retirement apartments on the former school site.
To view all documentation regarding the original application and the appeal process, visit the Planning Register pages of Fenland District Council's website and search for application 1120.
To view the Parish Council's submission click on the links below.