Site Allocations and Development Management Plan

Site Allocations and Development Management Plan process

Please note that work has stopped on the Plan, as detailed further below...

The Site Allocations and Development Management Plan (ADMP), together with the already adopted Core Strategy, was intended to allocate development sites and protect other areas in the District from development over the next fifteen years: setting out detailed allocations for housing, employment, retail and other major land uses, and containing more detailed policies to assist with the determination of planning applications.

Due to changes in national government policy and the requirement to meet an objectively assessed need for housing in full within Local Plans, despite the much progressed state of the ADMP, the Council is not submitting the Pre Submission ADMP for examination by the Planning Inspectorate. Work has begun on a new Local Plan which will include new strategic policies and site allocations, as well as the non-strategic sites and policies which are contained in the Pre Submission ADMP (unless new evidence or further changes in government policy require changes to be made).

Key Stages of Preparation (most recent at top)

  • Special Council meeting 23rd September 2013
  • Draft Pre Submission Site Allocations and Development Management Plan text and maps     [Create download directory] were taken to members, changes subsequently required by members at the meeting incorporated into Pre submission document
  • March - July 2013
  • LDF Sub Committee considered the responses received during the consultation on the draft document, and changes were recommended to the draft plan.
  • 10th January to 22nd February 2013, 6-week public consultation (Notice and coverage in the local newspapers over several weeks; front page on the Council website; included in the Council's email magazine; posters and dates sent to all Parish and Town Councils to display; letters/emails sent out to approximately 3500 on the Council's database who had asked to be kept updated; posters and copies of the documents in all the District's libraries and unmanned displays in Braintree, Witham and Halstead libraries; 12 staffed public exhibitions)
  • Draft Site Allocations and Development Management Plan published
  • Read the Plan and the comments received
  • December 2011 - December 2012
  • LDF Sub Committee approved draft allocations and draft policies at their meetings
  • October 2011
  • Preparation of the Draft Site Allocations and Development Management Plan commenced, this included meetings with Town and Parish Councils and local Ward Members of Braintree District Council

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