New Local Plan

Draft Local Plan (2016)

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The Braintree District Draft Local Plan was approved for consultation by Council on the 20th June 2016 and between the 27th June and the 19th August 2016, we asked for your views on the Draft Local Plan and the sites and policies contained within it.

Responses and amendments to the Draft Local Plan have been made, and a revised - Publication Draft Local Plan has now been produced. Consultation on the Publication Draft Local Plan ran until 28th July 2017


To read the Draft Local Plan 2016 document and responses from last year please go to our online consultation portal.

Alternatively you can view the Draft Local Plan below.

Part 1 - Policies and Text

With the exception of Braintree and Witham, the maps are grouped together in alphabetical order:

Part 2 - Maps Braintree North and Braintree South

Part 3 - Maps Braintree Central, Witham and Ashen to Bulmer Tye

Part 4 - Maps Bures Hamlet to Cressing (Tye Green)

Part 5 - Maps Earls Colne to Gosfield & Airfield

Part 6 - Maps Great Bardfield to Greenstead Green

Part 7 - Maps Halstead to Nounsley

Part 8 - Maps Panfield to Silver End

Part 9 - Stambourne to Wickham St Paul

Part 10 - Maps Landscape Character Area and unnumbered

Inset Map 60 - District Map

The Sustainability Appraisal which accompanies the Local Plan:

Updated July 2017