Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan
The Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan was formally made by the Council on 2 February 2023.
Great and Little Chesterford are located in the north of the Uttlesford District and are home to more than 3,000 people. It is a uniquely situated area with a wide range of historic and modern buildings and including the important archaeological site of a a Romano-British civil settlement at Great Chesterford.
The made plan
Pre-submission public consultation (Regulation 14): 29 March - 10 May 2021
Examiner appointed: 6 September 2021
Submission public consultation (Regulation 16): 14 April - 30 May 2022
Examination (Regulation 17): Commencing summer 2022
Referendum: 8 December 2022
Plan made: 2 February 2023
The Parishes of Great and Little Chesterford were designated as the Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan Area by Uttlesford District Council on 18 June 2015.
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Determination
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Determination Statement (under Regulation 9 and 11 of the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes 2004)
Uttlesford District Council has determined that the Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan is not likely to have significant environmental effects and accordingly an environmental assessment is not required in respect of the Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan.
Great Chesterford Parish Council ran a consultation on their Regulation 14 Pre-submission Neighbourhood Plan. This was open from 29 March 2021 until 5.00pm on 10 May 2021.
The Pre-submission (Regulation 14) draft plan and the evidence base documents can be found on the Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan website.
Great Chesterford Parish Council submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to Uttlesford District Council on 31March 2022. Uttlesford District Council confirmed on 7 April 2022 that the Neighbourhood Plan submission complies with all the relevant requirements.
Uttlesford District Council ran a consultation on the submission version of the Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan from 14 April to 30 May 2022.
Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan submission documents
Consultation responses to the Pre-submission (Regulation 14) Consultation Plan on the Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan website
An Independent Examiner has been appointed for the Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan.
Name of examiner: Tony Burton CBE BA MPhil (Town Planning) Hon FRIBA FRSA
Date of appointment: 6 September 2021
Following an independent Examination, Uttlesford District Council recommended that the Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan proceed to referendum.
In response to the question, "Do you want Uttlesford District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Great and Little Chesterford to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?", the votes were:
The turnout was 22.2% from 1,497 registered electors.
Find detailed results from the Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan Referendum including specified documents and legal notices relating to the poll.
At Council on 2 February 2023 the was formally made (the Neighbourhood Plan legislation's term for adopted) by the District Council as part of the Statutory development plan.
The Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan now sits alongside the Uttlesford Local Plan Adopted 2005. Should planning permission be sought in areas covered by the adopted neighbourhood plan, the application must be determined in accordance with both the neighbourhood plan and the Local Plan.