Neighbourhood planning

Coggeshall Neighbourhood Plan - Adopted July 2021

At a meeting of Full Council on the 26th July 2021 it was agreed that the Coggeshall Neighbourhood Plan should be “made” and become part of the development plan for Braintree District.

Coggeshall Neighbourhood Plan      Decision Statement

Making of The Plan...

On 14th August 2015, Braintree District Council received an application from Coggeshall Parish Council to designate a neighbourhood area under S61g of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended). The application proposed that the neighbourhood plan area would cover Coggeshall Parish.

In accordance with regulations set out in The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Braintree District Council consulted on the proposed neighbourhood area.

The Neighbourhood Plan application was approved under delegated powers on 13th October 2015:

Coggeshall Parish Council have undertaken work to produce a draft Neighbourhood Plan - and carried out Regulation 14 consultation

Regulation 14 Consultation of the Coggeshall Neighbourhood Plan was undertaken by Coggeshall Parish Council between 28th January and 11th March 2019

The Neighbourhood Plan was submitted under Regulation 15 to Braintree District Council in 2020.

Braintree District Council is conducted a Regulation (Reg) 16 Consultation. The consultation is took place between 22nd June 2020 and 3rd August 2020 

The documents published for consultation were:

The document was also available at the Parish Offices (strictly by appointment) by contacting Coggeshall Parish Clerk on (01376) 562346 or emailing

View all submitted Coggeshall Neighbourhood Plan documents

Regulation 18: In August 2020 Braintree District Council - in consultation with Coggeshall Parish Council appointed Mr Tony Burton as independent examiner for Coggeshall Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 18) examination.

Examiner Report - October 2020      Addendum - December 2020

Braintree District Council confirmed that the Coggeshall Parish Neighbourhood Plan (The Plan) meets the basic conditions and other legislative requirements, and will proceeded to a Neighbourhood Planning Referendum on 6th May 2021.

The relevant documents are below:

A referendum on the Coggeshall Neighbourhood Plan was held on 6th May 2021 - Declaration of Results

For further information please see the Coggeshall Neighbourhood Plan website or email

Updated August 2022

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