Neighbourhood planning

Feering Neighbourhood Plan

The Examiners report on the Feering Neighbourhood Plan was received in August 2022.

Following the report, Braintree District Council confirmed by delegated decision that The Feering Neighbourhood Plan (The Plan) meets the basic conditions and other legislative requirements, and should proceed to a Neighbourhood Planning Referendum.

The relevant documents are below:

A referendum on the Feering Neighbourhood Plan was held on 27th October 2022.

Declaration of Results

The referendum shows that 95% of those who voted were in favour of the plan. The Plan will shortly go to Full Council for final approval. 


Braintree District Council has received an application from Feering Parish Council to designate a neighbourhood area under S61g of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).  The application proposes that the neighbourhood area would cover Feering Parish.

Feering Request letter November 2014

Feering Parish Area Map

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 agreed by Cabinet on 30th March 2015

Feering Parish Council undertook work on a Draft Neighbourhood Plan 

Regulation 14 consultation was carried out between 17th February and 29th March 2020

Feering Parish Council submitted a Neighbourhood Plan for the parish (under Regulation 15) in July 2021 to Braintree District Council, along with 5 supporting documents.

Braintree District Council undertook a Regulation (Reg) 16 Consultation  between 2nd March andThursday 14th April 2022 .  

View the documents

Regulation 17 – In June 2022 Braintree District Council in consultation with Feeing Parish Council appointed the independent examiner Mr Tony Burton to examine the Feering Neighbourhood Plan.

The following correspondence was sent/received from the Examiner:


For further information please see Feering Parsh Council webpage or contact:  

Updated October 2022

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