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))
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
A 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.