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Key Facts and Monitoring Reports

Find information such as how many houses have been built and the amount of renewable energy schemes introduced over certain periods of time. You can also view Fenland's Monitoring Reports.

Fenland outline

Key Facts

The district covers an area of 546 sq km (211 sq miles).

The 2011 Census records the population of Fenland at 95,300, growing by about 14% since 2001.

In the last ten years just over 5,200 new dwellings have been built.

Fenland has become one of the leading districts in Cambridgeshire in the provision of renewable energy, particularly wind energy.

Fenland's Monitoring Reports

Each year the Council produces a Monitoring Report. The report provides a review of:

  • Performance and progress against the timetables set out in the Local Development Scheme (LDS);
  • How well the strategy, objectives and policies in Local Development Documents are being delivered including topics such as Housing, Employment and Biodiversity;
  • Progress on the preparation of documents associated with the Local Plan;
  • The need to update the LDS.

The introduction of new regulations in 2012 require the Council to produce a report that is now known as an Authority's Monitoring Report. You can download the previous Annual Monitoring Reports and the latest Fenland Monitoring Report (2015-2016) below.​

Cambridgeshire County Council's Research and Monitoring team produce a wide range of County wide and District wide statistics and reports.

Land supply 

The Council's pdf icon Five Year Housing Land Supply Report [567kb] (March 2018) sets out its latest position on housing land supply, including that for Gypsies and Travellers.