Welcome to the Sutton Parish Council website!
The complete online resource for the village of Sutton
Planning applications are considered by the Full Council at their meetings which are normally on the 4th Tuesday evening of every month.
The role of Sutton Parish Council is to respond to planning applications sent to us by the Local Planning Authorities, East Cambridgeshire District Council or Cambridgeshire County Council.
The Parish Council does not have a power to determine planning applications, their role is to make recommendations to the planning authorities based on material planning considerations.
If you would like to view plans that are submitted to the Parish Council, please contact the Parish Clerk in order to make arrangements. If you are unable to visit the office during the day, arrangements can be made to lend the plans over night.
All responses to applications should be addressed to the Local Planning Authority, however it is useful if a copy could be sent to the parish council, in order that the committee can consider your points whilst considering their recommendation.
SUTTON VISION - Presentation Event
The presentation event held at the Glebe on 7th August 2012 discussed what is best for Sutton in planning terms, for example, the scale of development that is needed and the location of a site for the building of 50 dwellings in the village.
There are key questions that Sutton Parish Council has been asked to consider, the parish council welcomes your views and would like your input into the responses to the key questions.
Click here for the Agenda for the 7th August 2012 Event.
Click here for the draft 'Sutton Vision'
Click here for the 'Key Questions'
Click here for the map showing the proposed locations
Mepal Quarry - Block Fen Drove, Mepal.
Sutton Parish Council is in receipt of a plannning application for a variation of conditions 3 and 5 of planning permission to allow hazardous waste to be imported and processed and to increase the height of the stock piles from 5.0m to 8.0m. Whilst this site is not in the parish of Sutton, there could be implications for the village, for example additional HCV traffic. If you wish to make a comment to the parish council in order for your concerns or comments to be heard please view the documents - click here. Follow the 'view existing planning applications' and enter the number E/03005/10/CW. Please ensure that comments are submitted to the parish council at the council office by the 23rd January 2012.
Have your say on the future of Sutton
Help to produce a ‘Vision’ for your village
East Cambridgeshire District Council is looking for your views on how your village/parish should change or improve in the future. What sort of place would you like Sutton to be? What are your priorities for the village and the wider parish? For example, do you want more school places, better local facilities, new homes or more employment opportunities?
The District Council wants to work in partnership with local people and the Parish Council to draw up a long-term Vision for Sutton. The Vision will set out how Sutton should develop/improve over the next 20 years. It will look at issues such as:
• local housing needs
• employment opportunities
• sites for development
• the quality of the local environment
• infrastructure and facilities – whether to protect and/or improve
The Vision will be used to guide decisions on future development and planning applications. It will also help ensure that key infrastructure and facilities are retained and enhanced. The Vision will be included in the statutory development plan for the East Cambridgeshire - known as the ‘Core Strategy’.
An easy-to-use website about planning has been developed by Campaign to Protect Rural Englane (CPRE). It will:
show you how to respond to planning applications
guide you through the planning maze
explain planning jargon
help you get involved in planning decisions that shape where you live
GO TO www.planninghelp.org.uk