New Local Plan

New Local Plan

Publication Draft Local Plan (2017)

On June 5th 2017 the Publication Draft Local Plan was approved for a Regulation 19 Consultation and Submission by Council.

The document is in two parts:

  • Section 1 - Strategic Plan for North Essex - including the Garden Communities (This document is shared with Colchester Borough Council and Tendring District Council)
  • Section 2 - Policies, maps and sites for development, housing, employment, regeneration etc within Braintree District Council

The Publication Draft Local Plan Consultation closed at 5pm on Friday 28th July 2017

To read the document and view the comments made during the Local Plan Publication Draft Plan Consultation 16th June - 28th July 2017, please visit the consultation portal.

A pdf version of the document is below (in sections due to the document size):

Publication Draft Local Plan Section 1 Text

Publication Draft Local Plan Section 2 Text

Section 2 Maps 1 Braintree and 2 Witham

Section 2 Maps 3 Ashen to 20 Cressing Tye Green

Section 2 Maps 21 Earls Colne & White Colne to 33 Greenstead Green

Section 2 Maps 34 Halstead to 52 Shalford Church End

Section 2 Maps 53 Sible Hedingham to 67 Wickham St Paul

Section 2 Maps 68 Landscape Character Areas   69 District Map 70 Minerals

SA Section 1 - Non Technical Summary and Appraisal June 2017

SA Section 2 Non Technical Summary June 2017

SA Section 2 Main Report June 2017

SA Section 2 Appendix 1 June 2017

Public Notice of Regulation 19 Consultation

Guidance Notes and Response Form

Minor modifications made following the consultation are listed under Section 1

The Plan was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 9th October 2017.

Section 1 - See Section 1 Examination

Section 2 - Awaiting notification of Inspector from the Planning Inspectorate

Exhibitions to support the 2017 consultation were held at the following locations:

Date Location Time
20th June Braintree Town Hall (Fairfield Road, Braintree, CM7 3YG) 2-8pm
22nd June Halstead - The Queens Hall (Chipping Hill, Halstead, CO9 2BY) 2-8pm
26th June Coggeshall - St Peters Church (Church Green, Coggeshall, CO6 1UD) 2-8pm
28th June Kelvedon Institute (78 High Street, Kelvedon CO5 9AA) 2-8pm
29th June Witham Public Hall (Collingwood Road, CM8 2DY) 2-8pm
1st July Marks Tey Village Hall (CO6 1EJ)  10am - 2pm
5th July Braintree Town Hall (Fairfield Road, Braintree, CM7 3YG) 2-8pm
6th July Great Saling - Millennium Hall (Piccotts Lane, Great Saling CM7 5DW) 2-8pm

To be added to our consultation database please email with your name and address.

Updated June 2018