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Planning

Planning

About the planning process

To view or comment on a local planning application, click here.

For guidance on how to submit a planning permission request, or to submit your planning request, click here.

 

Stapleford planning news and commentary

Notes from the Parish Council’s onsite meeting with Rangeford Villages and visit to the information event (July 2022).

Parish Council’s response to Rangeford Villages’ pre-planning application consultation on retirement village and countryside park between Haverhill Road and Hinton Way (June 2022) – read it here.

Axis wins appeal to build retirement care village on Stapleford greenbelt (Jan 2022) – Parish Council response.

Help shape Stapleford Parish Council’s response to draft Local Plan proposals to remove 10ha from local greenbelt for development (Oct 2021) – find out more here.

SCDC Councillor Peter Fane comments on the ‘call for sites’ proposed plan for the land between Hinton Way and Mingle Lane (Sept 2021). His article is available here and will also be in the Oct 2021 issue of The Messenger.

 

Landscape character assessment

Parishioners considering the implications of planning applications or the current/emerging local plan on our immediate area may be interested in looking at our Landscape Character Assessment (LCA). As part of early work done on Stapleford and Great Shelford’s neighbourhood plan, an LCA was undertaken by a planning consultant and published in October 2019.

LCA documents identify and explain the unique combination of elements and features that make landscapes distinctive by mapping and describing character types and areas. They also show how the landscape is perceived, experienced and valued by people. A robust, auditable and transparent baseline LCA assists in informing judgements and decisions concerning the management of change – and hence has applications in planning decisions – helping us to protect and enhance the special qualities and distinctive characteristics of our area.

Our LCA is available to read here. It is intended to have widespread utility and we would be delighted if others within our community could benefit from its existence.