The Emerging Local Plan - (Now Adopted)

Call for sites 2014

What was the Call For Sites?

The 'Call for Sites' was an opportunity for developers, landowners and other interested parties to put forward to the Council sites for development within Braintree District that they believed could be suitable for development for homes, jobs or other uses. The site suggestions received by us were used to begin the preparation of the new Local Plan.

The call for sites did not determined if a site should be allocated for development. It was a technical exercise aimed at identifying potential sites for development. All proposals were considered, but not all sites put forward were included in the new Local Plan. The Council received many more submissions than it required to meet housing need and not all sites were considered suitable for development.

The Call for Sites was held from August until 5 pm on Friday, 24 October 2014. Further sites were accepted during the Issues and Scoping consultation held in early 2015. Further sites were submitted during subsequent consultations as objections to the plan.

Working with adjacent authorities.

Braintree District Council worked closely with adjacent authorities to meet the duty to co-operate on cross-boundary strategic issues, such as meeting housing need. This work included the consideration of larger sites to meet the combined housing need of authorities in a sustainable way. The Council accordingly worked with adjacent authorities to evaluate proposals for land close to the District boundaries that could potentially form part of a cross-boundary development.


Updated October 2022

Planning Policy

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