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Braintree District Council Publication Draft Local Plan and Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment


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 Local Plan includes a shared strategic section for North Essex. This is repeated within the Colchester and Tendring Local Plans. If your comments relate to section 1 please only submit them to one of the three authorities, as comments on this section will be combined by the three authorities for the Planning Inspectorate.  Comments made on section 2 will need to be sent directly to the authority concerned.

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 www.braintree.gov.uk/publicationdraftlp 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.

The consultation period runs until Friday 28th July at 5pm. Late responses are not able to be accepted.

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


Information on all areas will be available at all sessions so please encourage residents to attend any session.

Consultation responses are strongly encouraged directly into the Councils online consultation system which is available www.braintree.gov.uk/consultLP

Alternatively, consultation responses must be on a response form and submitted electronically or if necessary a hard copy to the contact details below. Response forms and accompanying guidance notes are available to download from the website or a hard copy can be requested.

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.

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01376 552525 and ask for planning policy

Planning Policy

Braintree District Council

Causeway House

Bocking End




We look forward to hearing your views on our Publication Draft Local Plan.


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