Local Plan Review

Local Plan Review

What is the Local Plan Review?

The Local Plan Review is one of the documents that make up the development plan for Braintree District.

Please see 'What is the Development Plan?' for further information.


In accordance with the Secretary of State's Direction, all of the plan, except for 11 policies which expired on 24th July 2008, is saved until it is replaced in whole, or part, as new local development documents are produced. A number of policies in the Local Plan Review have expired, or been superseded, since its adoption in 2005. These have been struck through in the interactive document.

  • The Council is in the process of preparing a new Local Plan, which will eventually supersede the Local Plan Review in its entirety.
  • The Braintree District Core Strategy that supersedes some Local Plan Review policies, was adopted on 19 September 2011 and covers the period 2011 to 2026. A number of Supplementary Planning Documents have also been published which expand on various local plan polices.
  • For the reasons set out in the Interim Planning Policy Statement, at its Full Council meeting on 15th September 2014, Councillors agreed that the Site Allocations and Development Management Plan be adopted for use within development management decision making. The Council's view is that the document should be given appropriate weight in all matters under consideration and that these are material considerations for the Council.
  • The Inspector's Report on objections to the Local Plan Review was received by the Council on 20th December 2004.

Buy a Local Plan

The Local Plan Review is available to buy at a cost of £80.00 plus £7.50 postage from: -

Development Services Reception
Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
CM7 9HB

Copies are also available for reference at Causeway House and public libraries in Braintree District.