Neighbourhood planning

Steeple Bumpstead Neighbourhood Plan

Braintree District Council is undertaking a Regulation 16 consultation of the Steeple Bumpstead Neighbourhood Plan.

The consultation is taking place between 19th March and 5pm on 3rd May 2024


Responses are most easliy made directly through the portal. Should you prefer then a pdf response form is available but must be returned by 5pm on Friday 3rd May.


A Neighbourhood Area application was submitted to Braintree District Council by Steeple Bumpstead Parish Council for the parish of Steeple Bumpstead on 19th February 2018 under The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations (2012) as amended:

The Steeple Bumpstead Neighbourhood Area application was approved on the 8th March 2018. The decision was made on the basis that the applicant was Steeple Bumpstead Parish Council, who as parish Council are a relevant body, and the area applied for was the whole extent of Steeple Bumpstead Parish.

A Regulation 14 consultation on the draft plan which ran until 17th May 2023

In February 2024 Steeple Bumpstead Parish Council submitted a Neighbourhood Plan for the parish (under Regulation 15) to Braintree District Council, along with 5 supporting documents:

  • Steeple Bumpstead Design Guidance and codes
  • Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
  • Basic Conditions Statement
  • Consultation Statement

Further evidence base documents are also available on the parish council website.


For more information contact the clerk  or visit The Steeple Bumpstead Parish Council website: 

Updated March 2024

Rural Community Council of Essex

Address: Threshelfords Business Park
Inworth Road

Telephone: 01376 574330