Section 1 examination

About the 2018 Public examination

The Procedural Guide for Local Plans has been updated


Regulation 24 Notification December 2018: The Examination hearings opened on 16 January 2018 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Regulation 24 Additional Hearing Notification: An additional hearing session for Matter 1 was held on Wednesday 9 May 2018 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, beginning at 9.30am.  Full details are available on the Examination Documents – Correspondence and Notifications webpage: please see documents IED007 & IED008 & IED009.

Regulation 24 Notification November 2019:  Further Examination hearings will open on 14th January 2020 at the JobServe Community Stadium, (Formerly Western Homes Community Stadium) beginning at 9.30am.  Full details are available on the Examination Documents – Correspondence and Notifications webpage: please see documents IED018, IED019 & IED020. 

Braintree District Council, Colchester Borough Council and Tendring District Council submitted their Local Plans to the Secretary of State on the 9 October 2017.

Letter from Planning Inspectorate 10 October 2017.

To view correspondence and notifications regarding the examination see the Examination Documents page.

Inspector's Details

Mr Roger Clews (BA MSc DipEd DipTP MRTPI)

Programme Officers Details

Mrs Andrea Copsey

Address: Examination Office, PO Box 12607, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 9GN

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 0784 2643988

Mrs Copsey has been appointed to deal with procedural, administrative and programming matters for the examination. She is the first point of contact for any person who has made representations to Section 1 and will act as a liaison point between the Council, the Inspector and examination participants.

Planning Policy

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9HB

Telephone: 01376 552525