At the Overview and Scrutiny meeting on Wednesday 8 January, councillors agreed to raise no objections to the recommended modifications, and to support progressing the Bury Village Neighbourhood Plan. The Neighbourhood Plan will now be presented to cabinet on Thursday 23 January for approval to go to a referendum in the Ramsey Parish. Should the proposals be approved at the cabinet meeting, the referendum is likely to be held in March at a date to yet be fixed.

Cllr Jon Neish, Executive Councillor for Strategic Planning, said: "This is an excellent piece of collaborative work between Bury Parish and Huntingdonshire District Council on their journey for a fully adopted Neighbourhood Plan. It provides opportunities for the local communities to set out their ambitions for their area with specific policies to help shape new development within the Bury Parish Council."

If approved, this Neighbourhood Plan will sit alongside the District Council’s own Local Plan and will help to inform decisions about new development. The referendum will be an opportunity for the ward’s residents to vote on the Neighbourhood Plan, by answering the question: "Do you want Huntingdonshire District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Bury to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

View details of the Bury Village Neighbourhood Plan, and also find further information regarding the upcoming referendum.