Braintree District Development Plan

Common Queries regarding the Development Plan

Adoption of  Braintree District Local Plan 2013-2033

We have formally adopted the Braintree District Local Plan 2013-2033

This decision for North Essex Authorities’ Shared Strategic Section 1 Plan was made at a meeting of The Council on Monday 22 February 2021.

The decision for Section 2 Plan was made at meeting of The Council on Monday 25th July 2022.

The next planning policy public consultation

Current consultations as well as many recent consultations can be viewed on our Consultation Portal

Commenting on the Draft Local Plan

The Local Plan 2013-2033 is now adopted

Committee responsible for the Local Plan (and formerly Local Development Framework (LDF))

Local Plan Sub-Committee

Speaking at a Committee meeting

Most committee meetings are open to the public unless indicated otherwise.  We ask that you let us know in advance of the meeting if you wish to speak.  You can find out more on the Attending Committee Meetings page.

Timetable for preparing the new Local Plan

The Local Plan 2013-2033 is now adopted.

Information on the A120 proposals

Essex County Council is leading work to upgrade the route. Further details can be viewed on the Essex County Councils website 

Information about the 5-year housing supply

The Housing section of the Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) contains information about the 5-year housing supply. We publish Updated position statements. You can email us with any questions about the 5-year housing supply.

The next monitoring report

monitoring report Is published in January of each year.

Plans to review and update the Council's Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)

The SHLAA is available on the website. The SHLAA was originally agreed by Local Plan Sub-Committee in November 2015.

Updated January 2024

Planning Policy

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