Gamlingay Neighbourhood Plan – your chance to vote in the Referendum!

Do you remember all the consultations and updates over the last couple of years on Gamlingay’s Neighbourhood Plan? Well, we are now at the final stage – the ‘Referendum’ – following Gamlingay Parish Council’s approval of the referendum (i.e. final) version of the plan at its Full Council meeting last Tuesday evening. The referendum will ask all electors in the parish to vote yes or no for South Cambridgeshire District Council (the Local Planning Authority) to adopt the plan.

What does this mean for you as a Gamlingay resident?

If the plan is supported by residents and adopted by South Cambs District Council, then it means the planning policies within it can be given significant weight in decision making on planning applications in our area.

The plan has taken the best part of 6 years to pull together. It includes a series of land-use policies which have been informed by extensive public consultations that set out what we want our village to be and to help shape future development, enhance and protect the environment and improve how we get about.

Where can I find out more information?

A full copy of the referendum plan will be available on Gamlingay future website, where you can also see how the plan has been developed and consulted on. There is a handy executive summary at the start of the plan which sets out the 10 policies and the main policies map (map 8) provides a helpful visual summary of them .

Copies of the plan, policies and main policies map will be available to view at Gamlingay Eco Hub during October & November, when the library and the parish council office is open.

How do I vote?

Full details will be published shortly on the South Cambs District Council website, and we will share these as soon as they are available. The Referendum will take place on 10 November 2022.

Any queries on the Plan? Please contact Kirstin Rayner, Neighbourhood plan Secretary (01767)650310 or email