A Neighbourhood Plan is a framework for guiding the development, regeneration and conservation of a locality. It centres on the use and development of land and buildings but can also cover issues such as employment or transport, depending on what is important to the residents. In our case the parish councils of Stapleford and Great Shelford have decided that local interests are best served by having one Neighbourhood Plan to cover the two parishes, and the Plan’s organisational structure reflects that. This decision on the Plan’s geographical scope was endorsed by South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) on 8 Nov 2016: a significant milestone, known as “designation”, because there is now a legal obligation on the District Council to support our Plan.

On their website you will find information about the creation of a joint Neighbourhood Plan for these two parishes. The process is intended to involve the local community as much as possible, so they welcome parishioners to make their own contributions.

Further information regards the Neighbourhood Plan can be found on either the SCDC website or on their own Stapleford and Great Shelford Neighbourhood Plan website.