Community Governance Review

Braintree District Council is carrying out a whole District Community Governance Review in accordance with Part 4, Chapter 3 of The Local Government and Public Involvement Act 2007.

The Review focuses on 3 areas:

If you would like to view the Terms of Reference or contribute to this public consultation, please follow the links below.

You are advised that all responses will be published as part of this review process.

Great Saling/ Bardfield Saling

Braintree District Council's decision 

Having reviewed the consultation representations the Council is satisfied that on balance the governance of Bardfield Saling would be enhanced by merging with Great Saling. 

1. To extend the Parish Boundary of Great Saling to include the unparished area of Bardfield Saling

2. Increase number of Parish Councillors from 5 to 6

3. Rename "The Salings Parish Council"

Give us your feedback   Map of boundary proposal  Previous responses Latest responses

Coggeshall

Braintree District Council's decision 

Having considered representation the Council supports proposals 1 to 3 below, together with a further representation to include all properties in Tilkey Road within the new North ward at 4 below.

1. To merge existing North and East wards and rename North ward (7 Councillors) 

2. To merge South and West wards and rename South ward (6 Councillors)

3. To increase representation to the new South ward by 1 additional Councillor (7 Councillors)

4. To redefine the new North ward boundary to include all residential properties in Tilkey Road

Give us your feedback  Map of boundary proposal for 1 and 2 Previous responses Latest responses

Kelvedon

Braintree District Council's decision 

Having considered representation the Council supports proposal.

Kelvedon Parish Council requested that due to the impending development an increase in representation by 1 Councillor be supported (12 Councillors)

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Panfield

Braintree District Council's decision 

Having considered representation the Council did not support this proposal to extend the Parish Boundary to include an undeveloped rural area known as Panfield Wood.

Revised proposal that Panfield Wood remains within the Parish of Rayne.

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Rivenhall

Braintree District Council's decision 

Having considered representation the Council supports the proposal.

That the Witham Parish boundary be extended to include the Eastways Industrial Estate.

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Witham

Braintree District Council's decision 

Having considered representation the Council accepted Witham Town Council's request to withdraw their proposals to change ward names.

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Great Notley

Braintree District Council's decision 

Following representation the Council recognises that there remains a significant community identity amongst the residents of the area east of the public footpath.

The Council therefore resolved that the following revised proposal be subject to further consultation:

1. That the boundary of Great Notley Parish Council be extended to include the currently unparished area of Braintree to the west of the public footpath/public right of way, where it crosses Queenborough Lane through to the A120 and bounded by the A120.

2. That the unparished area to the east of the public footpath bounded by the A120 to the north and London Road to the east, remain part of the unparished area of Braintree.

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