Most planning applications (although there are exceptions) are made to South Cambridgeshire District Council who then have responsibility to ask all interested parties including neighbouring properties, the County Council and the Parish Council for their views on the development.

The Parish Council is, therefore, a consultee.  The issues the Parish Council IS able to consider include:

  • loss of privacy/impact on residential amenity
  • overshadowing/overbearing impact
  • highway safety, traffic and parking issues
  • noise
  • visual amenity/street scene
  • wildlife
  • historic buildings and conservation
  • flooding
  • design, and materials
  • appearance of the development
  • capacity of infrastructure – schools/public transport etc

Issues the Parish Council is NOT able to consider include:

  • loss of view
  • effect on property values
  • private rights
  • boundary disputes, and
  • construction noise

Planning applications are considered at the next available Parish Council meeting and included on the agenda;  links to the appropriate section of the SCDC Planning Portal are also included on the items in this Planning Applications section of the Website (below).

The Parish Council is able to engage with developers of all sizes before an application is submitted to the planning authority (SCDC), particularly as local information can often help the developer form their plans. However, the Parish Council has to be very careful not to pre-determine the outcome of any discussions and has to be mindful of all who may be affected by the proposal (not just the applicant) – whether positively or negatively.

Therefore, the Council is not able to ‘support’ an application until it is submitted to the Planning Authority.


  • Prior Approval Not Required – Planning Application 22/04696/PRIOR
    Address Mill Field Farm 88 King Street Rampton Cambridgeshire Extension of existing agricultural shed https://applications.greatercambridgeplanning.org/online-applications/PLAN/22/04696/PRIOR
  • Pending Consideration – Planning Application 22/04171/FUL
    Address 5 High Street Rampton Cambridgeshire CB24 8QE Demolish a old unused barn – 5 High Street Rampton Cambridgeshire CB24 8QE https://applications.greatercambridgeplanning.org/online-applications/centralDistribution.do?caseType=Application&keyVal=RIK9J1DXN4I00
  • Withdrawn – Planning Application: 22/01290/S73
    Address Rampton Car Breakers Cuckoo Lane Rampton Cambridgeshire CB24 8QH Proposal S73 removal of condition 1 (Use of land) of planning permission S/1369/94/F (Extension of existing car breakers yard/ storage area). https://applications.greatercambridgeplanning.org/online-applications/PLAN/22/01290/S73
  • Application Permitted – Planning Application: 21/04639/HFUL
    Address: 38 Cow Lane Rampton CB24 8QG Proposal: Two storey rear extension and roof alterations. https://applications.greatercambridgeplanning.org/online-applications/plan/21/04639/HFUL
  • Withdrawn – Planning Application: 21/04061/FUL
    Address: 15 King Street Rampton CB24 8QD Proposal: Erection of 1no 3bed 1.5 storey dwelling https://applications.greatercambridgeplanning.org/online-applications/plan/21/04061/FUL
  • Application Permitted – Planning Application: 21/1111/TTCA
    Address: 15 The Green Rampton CB24 8QB Proposal: Victoria Plum Tree T1-To fell tree due to age and condition and replace with native species tree https://applications.greatercambridgeplanning.org/online-applications/plan/21/1111/TTCA
  • Application Permitted – Planning Application: 21/03302/OUT
    Address: Land At The Back Of 8 The Green Rampton Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB24 8QB Proposal: Outline planning for the change of use to residential and for the erection of 1 No. dwellinghouse with some matters reserved except for access. https://applications.greatercambridgeplanning.org/online-applications/plan/21/03302/OUT