New Local Plan

Issues and Scoping

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The Issues and Scoping consultation was one of the first stages of producing our new Local Plan, and was the first stage of public participation.

  • This was the first opportunity for residents, businesses and interested parties to help shape the new Local Plan by telling us what is important to you.
  • We also wanted to make people aware of the increase in the scale of new development that the District is required to accommodate.
  • The Local Plan Issues and Scoping document highlighted a number of key issues for the District and possible options to address them. It is designed to stimulate discussion.
  • The Issues and Scoping document did not allocate specific sites for development.
  • The consultation ran from Monday, 26th January to 5 p.m. on Friday, 6th March 2015

Read and view comments made on the Local Plan Issues and Scoping document and its Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report on our consultation portal:

Consultation portal

Pdf versions of the documents:

We held three drop in sessions from 4-8 p.m. at these venues:

  • Tuesday 3rd February - Witham Public Hall (included Sustainability Appraisal presentation at 6 p.m.)
  • Thursday 5th February - Halstead Queens Hall
  • Wednesday 11th February - Braintree Town Hall