Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan

The parishes of Great and Little Chesterford have been designated as a Neighbourhood Plan Development Area.

The Great and Little Chesterford neighbourhood plan cover
The Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan is being compiled by local residents and the two parish councils of Great Chesterford and Little Chesterford. It establishes a vision for the evolution and long-term sustainability of the Chesterfords which includes the villages of Great and Little Chesterford. The plan sets out a vision for the future of the area and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications locally.

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.
 

Key dates

Neighbourhood Area designated Uttlesford District Council (UDC): 18 June 2015

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

 

Designated neighbourhood plan area

The Chesterfords Neighbourhood Plan Area (PDF) [309KB]

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 and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Determination Statement (May 2021) (PDF) [1MB]
 

Pre-submission consultation (Regulation 14)

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.
 

Submission public consultation (Regulation 16)

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 acknowledgement of submission of the Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan (PDF) [220KB]

Consultation

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 Public Consultation (Regulation 16) responses (PDF) [18MB]

Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan submission documents

Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan submission letter (PDF) [883KB]

Great and Little Chesterford Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan Submission Draft (PDF) [17MB]

Map of the extent of the parishes (Designated Neighbourhood Plan Area) (PDF) [309KB]

Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan Basic Conditions Statement (PDF) [842KB]

Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Statement (PDF) [7MB]

Consultation responses to the Pre-submission (Regulation 14) Consultation Plan on the Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan website

Great and Little Chesterford Housing Land Assessment (PDF) [1MB]

Great and Little Chesterford Housing Site Selection (PDF) [907KB]

Great and Little Chesterford Important Views Designation Report (PDF) [5MB]

Great Chesterford Parish Council and Little Chesterford Parish Council joint statement (PDF) [987KB]

Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan Local Green Spaces Designation Report (PDF) [2MB]

Great Chesterford Conservation Area Appraisal (2007) (PDF) [5MB]

Great Chesterford Village Plan (2015) (PDF) [2MB]

Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan Historic Environment Assessment (PDF) [5MB]

Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan area indicative housing replacement figure (PDF) [136KB]

Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan Landscape Character Assessment (PDF) [14MB]

Little Chesterford village survey (2016) (PDF) [709KB]

Selected Local Wildlife Site Review (2007) (PDF) [11MB]

Uttlesford Local Plan adopted policies and supporting text (2005) (PDF) [765KB]
 

Examination (Regulation 17)

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

Examination documents

Request for clarification from the Examiner on the submitted Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan (PDF) [156KB] (received 24.06.22)

Uttlesford District Council response to the request for clarification from the Examiner (PDF) [203KB]

Strategic policies in the Adopted Local Plan (2005) for the purposes of neighbourhood planning (PDF) [112KB]

Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan clarifying answers to the Examiner July 2022 (PDF) [157KB]

Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan electronic survey responses to Regulation 14 consultation re. Local Green Spaces (PDF) [158KB]

Cheffins response on behalf of Mr Robert Fairhead to the Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 14 consultation (PDF) [412KB]

Great and Little Chesterford Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 14/15 versions showing tracked changes (PDF) [7MB]

Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan health check (January 2022) (PDF) [355KB]

Examiner's report on the Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan 2019-2033 (PDF) [600KB] (received 02.08.22)

 


Additional information

Overview of Great and Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan

►  Little Chesterford Neighbourhood Plan presentation

Great Chesterford Parish Council

Little Chesterford Parish Council

Gov.uk - An introduction to neighbourhood planning