Braintree District Development Plan

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North Essex Garden Communities

Consultation on the North Essex Garden Communities issues and Scoping documents took place between 13th November 2017 and 5pm on 22nd January 2018

The Publication Draft Local Plan

The plan - divided as Section 1 and Section 2, underwent consultation between 16th June and 28th July 2017. The plan - along with all responses to the consultation, was then submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 9th October 2017.

Local Plan - Section 1

Mr. Roger Clews (BA MSc DipEd DipTP MRTPI) is the Inspector for Section 1.

The Examination hearings opened on 16th January 2018. These have now ended. An additional hearing session for Matter 1 will be held on Wednesday 9 May 2018 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, beginning at 9.30am.  (participation is at the invitation of the Planning Inspector). Full details are available on the Examination Documents – Correspondence and Notifications webpage

Local Plan - Section 2

We are awaiting further notification from the Planning Inspectorate.

Forthcoming Local Plan Sub-Committee dates are: 

  • 16th May 2018
  • 12th July 2018
  • 27th September 2018

Updated March 2018