How it Works

The two parish councils are responsible for the Plan’s construction, for consultation with residents and other stakeholders, and for submitting the Plan for independent examination.  The parish councils have agreed to delegate the preparation of the Plan to a steering group, which includes councillors and residents from both parishes. The draft terms of reference for the steering group are currently subject to ratification by both parish councils.

Inputs from residents – at the early open meetings, by e-mails and letters, and collected at events like the Stapleford Village Fete and the Shelford Feast – led the steering group to propose four “spotlight” groups, covering: Housing, Village Amenities, Greenbelt and Access, and Travel and Transport. The composition and work of these groups is explained in more detail on the spotlight groups page and its sub-pages. Other spotlight areas may of course be identified as the Plan progresses.


The four spotlight group chairs are also members of the steering group. The steering group is currently being formulated following the reinvigoration of the Neighbourhood Plan working group. For the moment, if you have comment or query, or wish to be involved, should contact the Great Shelford Parish Council Clerk.