Braintree District Development Plan

The Development Plan documents

Planning Policy prepare and publish Local Plans and supporting documents. The development plan sets out what, where, when, and how development is managed in the District.

The current adopted Braintree district development plan is made up of a number of documents:

The purpose of planning is to help achieve sustainable development (growth).

Planning law requires planning applications must be determined in accordance with the development plan. (unless material considerations indicate otherwise.)

The Council also works with other local neighbouring authorities to ensure that any cross boundary issues are dealt with appropriately and to ensure that growth across all authorities can be delivered effectively with the necessary infrastructure improvements.

Updated January 2024

Planning Policy

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