Parish Council formally submits the Neighbourhood Plan to South Cambridgeshire District Council – 26th August 2021.

Gamlingay Parish Council have approved the submission Neighbourhood Plan at its meeting at the Eco Hub this month; and agreed to use it for internal purposes, and to submit the plan to South Cambridgeshire District Council for R.16 consultation. The plan has undergone extensive community consultation, the latest being the Regulation 14 consultation which occurred in October and November 2020. All responses have been considered and are detailed on the R14 Consultation tab of this website, which shows links to Residents’ feedback (1), and statutory consultees, developers, landowners, and business feedback (2), and South Cambs District Council feedback (3).

All existing planning policies GAM1-12 remain in essence the same. However, some additional information and justification have been added, together with amendments which have occurred due to the feedback received. One extra document has been added to the supporting documents page- Landscape and Visual Analysis Study (CSa) (2021).

The Submission Gamlingay Neighbourhood Plan, the Consultation Statement, and the Basic Conditions statement are attached here:

Any queries, please contact us through Gamlingay Parish Council’s facebook page.

The Neighbourhood Plan Team


Gamlingay’s Neighbourhood Plan – Feedback on the 2020 Consultation and the SG’s Reponses

Thank you to everyone who provided the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (NP SG) with feedback, whether you were a resident, a business in Gamlingay or a statutory consultee.  Most of the comments and suggestions were extremely useful and many have been used to improve the plan, make it clearer or extend the scope to cover areas that we hadn’t considered.

The Neighbourhood Plan is a huge undertaking, but the SG has worked to make it as useful as possible for both residents and prospective developers.

All who commented, and who provided a contact email, should have received an acknowledgement of their comments.

Please see the  Consultation Page for the tables of feedback and the SG’s responses.

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.

Gamlingay’s Neighbourhood Plan – the Reg. 14 Pre-submission Consultation

Consultation during September – October 2020 on Gamlingay’s draft Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group hopes to launch a formal consultation on the draft plan from 7th September for six weeks. All residents and businesses will be able to view the complete draft Neighbourhood Plan and provide feedback. This is a formal and important stage within the neighbourhood planning regulations and is known as ‘Regulation 14 Pre-submission Consultation’. Essentially, everyone in the parish will have the opportunity to comment on the Plan before it is submitted to South Cambridgeshire District Council for examination. 

A booklet summarising the Plan will be sent to every household in September and there will be a series of consultation events at the Eco Hub where you can come and ask any questions you may have about it. All information, including the plan in full, will be made available on the website,, with paper copies of the plan available at the Eco Hub. The Steering Group plans to attend the Gamlingay Village Show on 19th September. The latest Government guidance on social distancing will be taken into account in our plans for this consultation. Dates when you can talk members of the Steering Group about the Plan are listed below:

[changes from the printed booklet are in bold]




Wednesday 9th September


Eco Hub, main reception

Friday 18th September


Eco Hub, main reception

Saturday 19th September


Eco Hub, main reception

Saturday 26th September


Eco Hub, main reception

Saturday 3rd October


Eco Hub, main reception

Thursday 15th October


Eco Hub, main reception

Wednesday 21st October


Eco Hub, main reception

Wednesday 28th October


Eco Hub, main reception


After the Consultation, the Steering Group will consider all comments received, and make any changes necessary.

At this point the Plan will enter its final stage, which will result in a referendum. All Gamlingay residents will be asked to vote, Yes or No, for the Plan to be adopted. We anticipate that this vote will take place in late 2021.

Please keep an eye out for further information in September including the Summary booklets coming through your letterbox! Do take a look at the website,, in the meantime and if you have any questions, please contact Kirstin Rayner, Neighbourhood Plan Secretary, (01767) 650310,


The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

Draft Neighbourhood Plan – pre-submission (Regulation 14)

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has kept working during the lockdown, but there can be no real progress until the lockdown is eased somewhat.  However, we had one online meeting in May and another is scheduled for June.
The website is now ready for more documents, including the draft Plan which will be for public perusal and comment as part of the Regulation 14 pre-submission process.
These documents will be on the website when the pre-submission draft is ready, along with guidance for making comment.
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

Gamlingay’s Draft Neighbourhood Plan – October 2019 Consultation

All households in the Parish will receive a booklet (available online here) summarising progress to date on the plan, including vision, objectives and draft policies. We need feedback from residents and local businesses to make sure we have correctly captured the priorities for future development in Gamlingay.
See below for details of informal drop in consultation sessions where you can come and hear all about it and ask any questions. The evening sessions on 3rd and 15th October will also include a short presentation at the start introducing the draft plan, and will finish by 9pm at the latest.

Date Time Location Theme
Thurs 3rd October 7.30pm Eco Hub, Kier Suite All themes
Weds 9th October 3-5pm Eco Hub, Kier Suite All themes
Thurs 10th October 3-5pm Eco Hub, Kier Suite All themes
Fri 11th October 10am-1pm Eco Hub, main reception All themes
Sat 12th October 10am-12pm Eco Hub, main reception All themes
Tues 15th October All day & 7.30pm as part of RSPB visit Eco Hub-main reception Environment

The draft plan is based on all the survey feedback and evidence gathered over the last couple of years and has objectives and policies which focus on:

  • Supporting new housing that’s appropriate size, affordable and adaptable
  • Protecting the open countryside and Gamlingay’s distinct landscape setting as a radial village with satellite hamlets and smallholdings
  • Nurturing and growing local businesses in the Parish
  • Ensuring local facilities meet the needs of our community
  • Developing a network of footpaths to promote walking, cycling and riding
  • Enhancing the natural environment and biodiversity of the Parish

It’s really important for everyone to tell us their views on the draft plan, themes and policies. You can do this via the form provided in the booklet, online at [link to Google form version of feedback form] or in person at the events.
Once all feedback has been collated, the steering group will draw up a final version of the plan so that we can proceed to final consultation, examination and Referendum later this year.
For further information, please contact the steering group via our website or on (01767) 650310.
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group