Bus Services

These routes operate from Monday to Saturday (except Wednesday).

Service Route Operator
901 Ashley – Cheveley – Newmarket Big Green Bus Company
902 Newmarket – Kirtling – Cheveley – Newmarket Big Green Bus Company


Full details and up-to-date timetables of these and more local bus routes is available on the Cambridgeshire County Council website.

Mobile Library

The mobile library comes to Cheveley on the 4th Wednesday of every month.

Location Arrive Depart
Cheveley: Holland Park CB8 9DL 11.25 11:45

Library charges

Further information can be found on the Cambridgeshire County Council website.

Planning information

The planning process and details about current local planning applications can be found on this website

It explains how the process is undertaken, outlines the procedure and also lists all of the submitted, pending and approved local planning permissions.

You can search and sort applications by using this link. Documents pertaining to each application can be found by using the search facility on this link.  There are a number of search options depending on the amount of information you have, but the Parish you are searching under is Cheveley.  This covers both the North and South Wards.

If you subscribe to Twitter you can follow the submissions and decisions made at planning meetings by following @ECDCPlanning

The Local Plan for East Cambridgeshire

The Local Plan for East Cambridgeshire is currently being revised.  A draft plan dated January 2017 is in circulation.  Cheveley Parish is listed within this and the overall planning criteria is also outlined.  This is currently under review,  having not yet been adopted, and is undergoing consultation.  This has allowed for a number of developments to be put forward for consideration in the next stages.

The Parish Council has contributed to this plan as outlined in the listing for the parish following the recent Community Plan, and a planning policy document.  Whilst we are all aware of the current housing shortages and have acknowledged the need for a number of new houses in the village, the planning policy document shows the clear thoughts on the ongoing use of brownfield sites for development, the number of houses required, the enforcement of the village ‘envelope’ and the need for the inclusion of affordable housing options.  The infrastructure limitations, such as the schools, local work opportunities and roads were considered as part of this strategy document.  This planning policy document was developed following the launch of the Community Plan in which the CPC was asked to help identify sites for potential housing.  This includes the brownfield site at 2 Oak Lane (CB8 9RA) which has outline consent for 7 houses.  One further site has been identified but no solid plans are available as yet.

The CPC are committed to the planning policy and will be re-presenting this to the planning authorities as needs dictate.

With regard to the draft Local Plan for East Cambridgeshire, there are additional sites which have brought forward for this stage and which are shown as suggestions are within this report.

These are two suggested additional sites for Cheveley – land at Brook Stud, behind The Paddocks development and land lower down the High Street to the rear of 15 – 35 High Street.  Currently the outline plans suggests development to the rear of 21-35 High Street. When the planning permission for these sites is submitted, it will be found on the planning portal as outlined above.

Should residents want to comment, they can do so directly by letter or email to the Planning Department at ECDC.  Names and contact details/numbers of the Planning Officers can be found here.

The inclusion of affordable housing options is dependent on the number of houses applied for.  We are aware the current development at The Paddocks has both rental and purchase housing options which are being managed by Cambridge Housing Society.  The outline plans for 21-25 High Street currently shows two affordable option houses.

Community Infrastructure Levy monies (CIL) will apply in some development cases and the local Cheveley community would benefit from a percentage of these monies.

If you feel any approved development or individual housing plans are not being followed correctly during the building phase, the Planning Enforcement Officers should be your first point of contact.

Rubbish & Recycling

Full details of the rubbish and recycling collection service is available on the District Council website.

Recycling facilities are also available at the recreation ground for glass, paper, plastic bottles and tin cans.


Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Ely South policing team

Ely South crime map

Police Community Support Officer: Call 101|email: east-cambs-cops@cambs.pnn.police.uk

Non emergency telephone number: 101

In an emergency, always dial 999. You should dial 999 if lives are in danger or if there is serious risk of injury, if a serious crime is happening or if a criminal is still at the scene. In all other cases, and for general enquiries, please call 101. This number is staffed by specially trained operators, 24 hours a day, seven days a week including bank holidays.

Cambridgeshire ACRE

The rural community council for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.


Mature & Active

The Mature & Active programme is coordinated by East Cambridgeshire District Council and brings together physical activity, sport and leisure. The programme promotes healthy living for people over the age of 50 within East Cambridgeshire.


5 Parishes Walks

An informal group made up of Five Parish Paths Partnership Co-ordinators, Parish Clerks and Parish Councillors and walking enthusiasts.

For the latest details of their upcoming walks, visit www.fiveparisheswalks.com

Highways & Footpaths

Potholes, road damage, gritting, bridle paths, footpaths and road works are all the responsibility of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways Department. If you notice any problems please do let the Parish Council know but also, report them to Highways through the link, below:


To view their main website, please go to:


If you are a local landowner and have a hedge backing onto a footpath, please be aware of your responsibilities: