Local Plan 2033

Braintree District Local Plan 2033

The Braintree District Local Plan provides a vision/new planning framework for how the district will develop and grow between now and 2033, identifying the most sustainable locations to deliver local housing needs and supporting infrastructure, such as employment, community facilities, retail, leisure and transport. Preserving and enhancing our treasured heritage and character, the local environment, green spaces and tackling climate change is central to the plan. It allocates land for appropriate development, sets out strategic planning policies and an overall strategy to guide decisions on the location, pattern, scale, and quality of development and/or changes in the way land and buildings are used.

The Local Plan 2033 is in 2 sections. 

  • Section 1 is a strategic plan for North Essex. It was adopted on 22nd February 2021. It is shared with Colchester and Tendring Councils and covers all three authorities.
  • Section 2 contains policies, maps and sites for development, housing, employment, regeneration etc within Braintree District Council. It was adopted on 25th July 2022.

The document is accompanied by the Proposals Maps:

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

Section 1 Background Documents

Section 2 Background Documents

Buy a Local Plan

Copies of The Local Plan 2033 will soon be available at £66.65 (inc all maps) to buy from:-

Development Services
Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
CM7 9HB

A copy is available for reference at Causeway House and will soon be available at public libraries in Braintree District

Updated February 2023

Planning Policy

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9HB

Telephone: 01376 552525