Section 2 Examination Local Plan (completed)

About Section 2 of the Local Plan

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Section 2 Adopted 25th July 2022



The Publication Draft Local Plan (2017) was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 9 October 2017 along with minor modifications made post consultation.

The document is in two parts:

  • Section 1 - Strategic Plan for North Essex - (This document is shared with Colchester Borough Council and Tendring District Council and was adopted in February 2021 following examination) 
  • Section 2 - Policies, maps and sites for development, housing, employment, regeneration etc within Braintree District Council

The Section 2 Local Plan is currently subject to an examination by inspectors appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Braintree District Council is in the process of preparing the Inspectors’ Main Modifications ready for consultation as part of this process.

Further correspondence can be viewed on our Examination Correspondence and Notifications webpage.

View the Section 2 submitted Evidence Base documents 

Work on the plan prior to submission can be viewed on The Emerging Local Plan pages

Main Modifications Consultation

A public consultation on the Main Modifications and associated documents was held between 6th December 2021 and 5pm on 24th January 2022.

All representations received during the consultation were forwarded to the Inspectors, who will took them into account in coming to their final recommendations on legal compliance and soundness of the Section 2 Local Plan and the modifications that need to be made to the Plan before the Council can proceed to its formal adoption.

The Inspectors' report was received on 14th June 2022

Updated August 2022

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