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Welcome to the Sutton Parish Council website!

Your online resource for the village of Sutton

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The parish of Sutton is situated 6 miles west of the Cathedral City of Ely, in the Cambridgeshire fens. The Parish Council has been in existence since 1895 and has 15 members serving the parish.


Burial Ground Memorial Bench

The Parish Council has removed a memorial bench from the burial ground due to it suffering some damage.  The Council has discussed replacing the bench, but before it does do, would like to ask any residents with relatives in the burial ground, if they would like to purchase a new one.  A plaque can then be placed on the new bench, along with the original memorial plaque.  If you are interested please contact the parish council office. 

Road Closure/Works Painters Lane

Please click here for the Letter from Cadent about the works, please click here for the map

East Cambridgeshire District Council Refuse Sacks Distribution

Please click here for the Distrubition list.

A142 Mepal Viaduct - Closures starting Monday 24th July - Update from CCC

Please be advised the road closures for Mepal Viaduct (Bridge), A142; will be starting Monday 24th July.  The closure times are 20:30 – 06:00 and will last for two weeks.  To accelerate delivery and reduce durations of road closures, temporary traffic lights will be positioned on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st July  during off peak hours (09:30 – 15:30).

After the road closures temporary traffic lights are required for a further six weeks to facilitate works both on top and beneath the structure, 7th August – 15th September.

The purpose of these works is to repair/ replace the bridge joints and bearings which are required to ensure the longevity of the structure.  In addition to these work elements, CCC will look to optimise the traffic management and complete local repairs such as parapet and drainage improvements.

News from the Police and Crime Commissioner

Please click here to view the latest newsletter from Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite.

Bench in Sutton Burial Ground

Please note that a wooden bench in the Burial ground has been taken down due to safety reasons after vandalism that has occured. A replacement will be sourced in due course.

Planning application 16/01772/FUM - Erection of 77 no dwellings for residential use - Land adjacent 43 Mepal Road, Sutton

Please click here to view a letter from East Cambs District Council regarding the above planning application.

Planned roadworks/events for Sutton from Cambridgeshire County Council

Please click here for details of works and events that are due to start between 16th – 30th June 2017.

Planning application: 17/00303/FUL. 113 High Street, Sutton.  Alterations and conversion of an existing outbuilding including the construction of a second floor and erection of a detached garage to the rear of the existing dwelling.

Sutton Parish Council has been consulted on this application, and informed East Cambridgeshire District Council Planning Department, that they are happy for the Planning Department to determine this application.

The Parish Council has received notification that there is now an amendment to the proposal, which is to remove the garage from the plan.  The District Council has requested a response by the 5th June, and will only grant an extention of time until the 8th June. 

As the Parish Council stated that they were happy for the District Council Planning Department to determine the application, this will still stand for the amendment to the application, and the parish council will not meet to discuss this formally, given the time scale.

In the event that you wish to make a representation regarding this application, please do so to the Planning Officer, Catherine Looper, at the District Council.  The application will is available on their website. 

(1st June 2017)


Land adjacent to Garden Close - Endurance Estates Strategic Land, proposed development

At the Parish Council meeting on the 23rd May, Endurance Estates came to the meeting and gave a short presentation with updates on their proposed development. They also showed a video, please click here to watch this.

If you have any questions, please contact Endurance Estates, the details can be found on their website.

Sutton Parish Council's Full Council Meeting on the 23rd May 2017 7:30pm at The Pavilion 

A short presentation and video on the Proposals for land adjacent to Garden Close will be given to the Parish Council by Endurance homes.

As with all the Parish Council full council meetings, members of the public are allowed to attend and will be able to speak during the Public Participation section on the Agenda only.

Please click here to see a copy of the Agenda, please also note that the Agenda's are uploaded on to this website the Wednesday prior to the date of the Full Council Meeting. You can sign up to receive notifications on the left hand side of this page.

We also display the Agenda on our village noticeboard, on the Green on the High Street, nr to the telephone box and in the Parish Council Information Centre at The Glebe. (Information centre hours Monday to Thursday 10am - 12pm)

CCC 2017/18 TDP Structures Schemes within Fenland and East Cambridgeshire

A142 Closures and diversions - Please click here for more information

Ouse Washes Section 10 Project - Footpath diversions

Please click here for more information on Footpaths affected

Notice of a Casual Vacancy in Office of Parish Councillor

Please click here to for the Notice of Casual Vacancy.

To apply please cick here for an Application form and please check the disqualifications document here to check eligibility.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01353 777189 or email

Cambridgeshire County Council - Footway Slurry Sealing 15th May - 30th June 2017

Please click here for more information

Annual Meeting of the Electorate 27th April 2017

The Glebe Driveway, Church Wall and Car Park

We are pleased to announce that the work to repair and rebuild the church wall and improve the Glebe driveway and car park has now been completed.

The Parish Council would like to thank local residents, hirers and visitors to the building for their patience whilst we have undertaken these works.

Here are a couple of pictures.

Easter, May & August Bank Holiday Waste Collections 2017


Notice of a Vacancy in Office of Parish Councillor

Please click here for the notice of a Vacancy in office of Parish Councillor following the resignation of Cllr Graham Redman

Notice of Casual Vacancies for Sutton Parish Council

Sutton Parish Council wishes to fill 3 vacancies of Councillor by co-option.  Please click here for the notice and if you wish to have more information of becoming a Parish Councillor please click here.

Notice of Election - Election of County Councillors

Please click here to view the Notice of Election of County Counciilors for Electoral areas including Sutton.

Notice of Election - Election of Mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Please click here to view the Notice of Election of Mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Environment Agency Ouse Washes S10 works - Briefing March 2017

Please click here to view the March Briefing

Connect News from the Police and Crime Commissioner

Please click here to view the latest newsletter from Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite.

In this edition, you can read about Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Newlove’s visit to Cambridgeshire and find out what you can do to help fight cybercrime.

Land East of Sutton - Garden Close - Endurance Estates Strategic Land Consultation Documents

Please click here to view the Consultation Documents for Land East of Sutton - Garden Close

If you have any questions relating to these documents please contact Endurance Estates.

Land East of Sutton - Garden Close - Endurance Estates Strategic Land Consultation Event

Endurance Estates Strategic Land is holding a drop in consultation event on proposals for building up to 60 homes on Land East of Garden Close, Sutton.

Please click here to view the flyer for more information.

The consultation event will be held on Thursday 23rd February 2017 4pm - 8pm at The Pavilion, The Brook, Sutton, CB6 2QQ (Not at the Pavilion, Station Road, Sutton, this was an error on the flyers sent out to residents)

Please click here to visit their website and if you have any questions or concerns please email them at alternatively call 0800 148 8911

Endurance Estates Strategic Land representatives will be coming to Sutton Parish Councils next Full Council Meeting on the 28th February, which is held at 7:30pm at the Pavilion, The Brook, Sutton CB6 2QQ. They will be making a presentation about their proposals and initial consultation responses. Members of the public are welcome to attend the Parish Council meeting and speak within the Public Participation section of the Agenda if you wish to.

Planning Application  - 16/01645/FUL Land at junction of A142 Ely Road.  Construction of a new convenience with 3 no retail and associated car park.

Please click here for the presentation document recieved from The Co-operative regarding their above application.

To view the planning application please click here.

Linden Homes Planning application - 16/01772/OUM

Address Land Adjacent 43 Mepal Road Sutton Cambridgeshire
Proposal Hybrid Planning Application consisting of a full scheme for a detailed scheme for the construction of 77no. dwellings, with associated landscaping, parking and infrastructure (phase 1) and an outline scheme for up to 350 dwellings with access (phase 2)

Please click here to view the planning application submitted by Linden Homes to East Cambs District Council planning authority. If you have any views or comments to make on the application, we would advise you to send these to ECDC. Please click here for more information on the issues that ECDC will consider when looking at applications.

Connections Youth Bus - Starting back Tuesday 21st February 2017

Heavy Vehicles on the Road - Useful information from Cambridgeshire County Council

Please click here for more information.

East Cambridgeshire Draft Local Plan

Click here to have a look at the Draft Local Plan from ECDC, we will add more information when we recieve this.

Consolidated Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way in Cambridgeshire

The County Council has produced a new Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way for Cambridgeshire. Hard copies of the documents will be held on deposit for public viewing at all District Council Offices in the county as well as in the County Council Offices at Shire Hall, Cambridge.

The publication of the new Definitive Map and Statement, which shows all changes made to Public Rights of Way up to 11th May 2016 will be advertised via a public notice in all local newspapers as well as through a press release. Click here to view the Public Notice.

The new, free, three digit 105 telephone number to call in a power cut has now gone live!

Click here for more information

Sutton Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Plan for Sutton is our chance as residents to influence development in the village.

The Neighbourhood Plan Working Group has been looking at what matters to the Sutton Community.

The group has listed the issues that matter, within six different topic areas:-

  • Housing
  • Biodiversity
  • Traffic and Transport
  • Local Services
  • Business
  • Sport and Recreation

The next major task is to agree some draft policies that we can use in the plan. These will guide development in line with the new Local Plan produced by the District Council. At the same time they will reflect what matters to Sutton residents.

The first draft of these policies has also been produced. You can read these by clicking here.

To complete the survey, you can print this out out and return it to us at The Glebe, 4 High Street, Sutton, Ely CB6 2RB, send it into us by email to or alternatively you can complete the online survey. (Please click here for survey)

Please let us know whether you support or do not support each policy. Please also add any comments at the end to help guide the working group. 

Thank you   

Sutton Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan Website

Click here for Sutton Neighbourhood Plan Website


Extended Public Footpath 4 - 5

Please click here to view the official notice and click here for the order for the modification to Public footpath by Cambridgeshire County Council.

Sutton Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan - Your village, Your Vision

The Neighbourhood Plan is ready to enter its second consultation phase and we need your input into the future of your Village.

After our last consultations phase a Vision and Objectives report was compiled with the outcome from the Questionnaires that went out to every house in the village. We also took the feedback received from the Neighbourhood Plan Open Day on the 3rd October into account.

Please click here to read the Vision and Objectives Report - January 2016

The Glebe Re Roofing programme

We are pleased to confirm the Re Roofing programme at The Glebe has now been completed.

Sutton Parish Council was successful in obtaining a Grant from WREN in September 2015 and a smaller grant from East Cambs District Council. 

This grant money enabled the council to appoint a local contractor to carry out the re roofing work over the Main Glebe Hall, along with the front of the rest of the Glebe building. This work took place between November 2015 to January 2016 and involved stripping back the old roof, re insulating, re batoning and then re tiling the site with Spanish Slate Tiles.

During the re roofing programme we have remained open and would like to thank all the hirers and users of the site for their patience and understanding.

St Andrew's Church