New Local Plan

New Local Plan Evidence Base

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In order to support the new Local Plan, a strong evidence base of documents must also be produced. As set out in paragraph 158 of the National Planning Practice Guidance;

‘Each local planning authority should ensure that the Local Plan is based on adequate, up-to-date and relevant evidence about the economic, social and environmental characteristics and prospects of the area. Local planning authorities should ensure that their assessment of and strategies for housing, employment and other uses are integrated, and that they take full account of relevant market and economic signals’.

The list of evidence base documents which we already have or will be putting together is;

Agricultural Land Classification Map - Eastern Region Aug 2010

Affordable Housing Viability Study July 2015

Call For Sites. Initial Responses

Call For Sites Submissions Update September 2016

Community Halls Consultation Report March 2016

Community Halls Study (Part 2) Nov 2016

Cycling Strategy For Essex - In Progress

Dedham Vale - Proposed Search Area for AONB Review

Demographic projections 2013-2037 Phase 7 Main Report May 2015

Demographic projections 2013-2037 Phase 7 Macro Areas accompanying Profiles

Development Boundaries Review Methodology

Draft Local Plan Exhibition material June 2016

Economic Development Prospectus 2013-2026

Economic Viability Study June 2017

Employment Land Needs Assessment 2015

Employment Sites Viability Review 2012

Equality Impact Assessment - June 2017

Essex Design Guide(The)

Braintree Local Plan - Garden Communities Update

Garden Communities - Charter

Garden Communities - Baseline Compendium (Part 1)

Garden Communities - Baseline Compendium (Part 2)

Garden Communities  - Opportunities and Constraints

Garden Communities - Options and Evaluation

Garden Communities - Demographic and Employment Modelling

Garden Communities - Monks Wood Evaluation

Garden Communities - Movement & Access Study. May 2017

Garden Communities - Metro Plan Evaluation

Garden Communities - North Essex Local Plans Viability Assessment.  Section 1 Main Report

Garden Communities - North Essex Local Plans Viability Assessment. Section 1 Appendices

Garden Communities - West of Braintree Concept Framework

Equality Impact Assessment - June 2017

Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpersons Accommodation Assessment

Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment

Habitats Regulation Assessment Screening Report Reg 18 - Aug 2016

Habitats Regulation Assessment Screening Report Section 1 - May 2017

Habitats Regulation Assessment Natural England Section 1 Response - June 2017

Habitats Regulation Assessment Screening Report Section 2 - May 2017

Habitats Regulation Assessment Natural England Section 2 Response - June 2017

Heritage Assets Impact Assessment May 2016

Highways Interim Assessment June 2016

Highways/Transport Planning Preferred Option Assessment Report - March 2017

Highways/Transport Planning Preferred Option Appendix A-F - March 2017

Highways/Transport Planning Preferred Option Appendix G-L- March 2017

Highways Preferred Option Assessment Update A120 & A12 - May 2017

Highways Options Assessment

Historic Characterisation Study

Infrastructure Delivery Plan

Issues & Scoping Document

North Essex Garden Communities Highways Transport Planning Update June 17

Landscape Character Assessment Preface & Executive Summary Sept 2006

  • Landscape Character Assessments Review - Braintree District Sept 2016
  • Landscape Character Assessment & Landscape Capacity Analysis User Guide Sept 2015

Settlement Fringes & Evaluation of Landscape Capacity Analysis Study:

Monitoring Report 2015-16, May 2016

Objectively Assessed Housing Need Study - Update 2016

Objectively Assessed Housing Need Study 2015

Open Spaces Study

Parking Standards 2009

Protected Lanes Study July 2013

Protected Lanes Assessment - Cressing Feb 2017

Retail Study Update Nov 2015

SA Issues and Scoping December 2014

SA Scoping Report - Comments form

SA Part 1 - Regulation 18 June 2016

SA Section 1 - Regulation 19 June 2017

SA Part 2 Regulation 18 June 2016

SA Section 2 Regulation 19 Non Technical Summary June 2017

SA Section 2 Regulation 19 Main Report June 2017

SA Section 2 Regulation 19 Appendix 1 June 2017

Sport Leisure & Recreation Strategy - Braintree Open Space Study DRAFT

Sport Leisure & Recreation Strategy - Braintree Pitch & Outdoor Sports Needs Assessment DRAFT

Sport Leisure & Recreation Strategy - Built Facilities Report - DRAFT

Sport Leisure & Recreation Strategy - Playing Pitch Strategy - In Progress

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) 2014 (Including identification of previously developed (Brownfield) sites)

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Update Level 1 - November 2016

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Update Level 1 - November 2016 Appendix pt1

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Update Level 1 - November 2016 Appendix pt2

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Update Level 1 - November 2016 Appendix pt3

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 2 - January 2017

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) 2015 Exec Summary

Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) 2015

Water Cycle Study Update - March 2017

Updated September 2017