Neighbourhood planning is a way for communities to have a say in the future of the places where they live and work. It gives you the power to produce a plan with real legal weight that directs development in your local area. It helps you:

  • choose where you want new homes, shops and offices to be built
  • have your say on what those new buildings should look like
  • grant planning permission for the new buildings you want to see go ahead
  • other aspects of village life including social facilities, connectivity, education, environment and other key issues.

Groups can get tailored advice, support and grants to develop their neighbourhood plans which must fit with the District Council's Local Plan.

A Bottisham Neighbourhood Plan Working Group has been created and meeting dates will be uploaded here and also notified in the monthly editions of The Cresset. If you have any questions related to the Neighbourhood Plan then please email: neighbourhoodplan@bottisham-pc.gov.uk

We are looking for your help to shape the future of our local area by creating a neighbourhood plan. In order to do this we are asking for your help by completing a Neighbourhood Plan survey. This survey is being carried out by Bottisham Parish Council and responses are all anonymous. The questionnaire should take around 10 -12 minutes to complete. We ask you to please complete your questionnaire by 15th October 2023. We have two options for creation; a printed survey which will be included in September and October editions of The Cresset. We ask to tear that out and complete and drop in to the allocated box in the Bottisham Co-Op or alternatively complete the online survey. The online survey is shown below which you can complete and submit here or alternatively follow this link which will open up a new web page:


We thank you, in advance, for participating in this survey, your input is greatly appreciated.