Jun 20, 2017

BDC draft Local Plan is open for its final round of public consultation before submission to the Planning Inspectorate. Please see the guidance notes and response form here.

"Braintree District Council is publishing its Publication Draft Local Plan under Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. The primary role of the document is to set out the required housing delivery growth and other land use requirements for the District, to allocate sites to meet that growth, and to produce policies for the determination of planning applications up to 2033.

A Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment (SA/SEA) is also published for consultation."

The full document, together with the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment (SA/SEA) and evidence base, can be found on the Braintree Council’s website at and is available to view at the Council’s offices at Causeway House in Braintree and a copy of the Local Plan is available on CD, to library users across the District.

As part of the consultation, exhibitions are being held across the District. These are drop in sessions which are held from 2pm to 8pm at the following locations;

20th June and 5th July Braintree Town Hall CM7 3YG
22nd June Halstead Queens Halls, CO9 2BY
26th June Coggeshall St Peters Church CO6 1UD
28th June Kelvedon Institute CO5 9AA
29th June Witham Public Hall CM8 2DY
6th July Great Saling The Salings Millennium Hall CM7 5DW
1st July Marks Tey village hall CO6 1EJ 9.30am – 2.30pm

Comments received during this consultation will be sent directly to the Planning Inspectorate who will examine the Plan on behalf of the Secretary of State. This means the consultation is more formal and asks some technical questions. We would ask that you read the guidance notes before completing the response form, however if you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact officers.

01376 552525 and ask for planning policy