This page contains links to web sites and documents that are key to understanding district council local plans.
Uttlesford District Council Regulation 18 Local Plan Consultation (12/07/17 to 04/09/17)
The Stebbing Parish Council’s Submission prepared by professional planners JB Planning Associates is now available to view here
SERCLE & CAUSE have previously submitted representations to the Uttlesford & Braintree proposed development which can be viewed here.
This is the SERCLE representation SERCLE-2017-Part-1-Consultation-response
This is the CAUSE representation CAUSE-2017-Part-1-Consultation-response
THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO READ
This document outlines the AECOM Consultants opinion on the shortlisted development areas
AECOM – North Essex Garden Communities – West of Braintree Concept Framework Final Report
Documents Added 24-06-2017
This is what UDC are proposing re Garden Communities – Be scared -very scared. . . .
Agenda Document Pack – Planning Policy Working Group – 29_06_2017 19_00_00
The new town section states:
Easton Park – The whole garden community will comprise 10,000 new dwellings, of which a minimum of 1,800 homes will be built by 2033, and a range of local employment opportunities and services and facilities including schools, health, retail and leisure. This garden community will take advantage of its proximity to London Stansted Airport both for employment and as a transport hub in the A120 corridor. There are opportunities for sustainable transport links to the Airport.
West of Braintree – This garden community straddles the District boundary with Braintree District Council. The whole garden community, within both districts, will comprise 10,000 new dwellings, of which a minimum of 970 homes will be built by 2033, and a range of local employment opportunities and services and facilities including schools, health, retail and leisure. Located close to the A120 this garden community will be conveniently located to Braintree and Stansted for employment opportunities. The Council will work closely with Braintree District Council to ensure that this garden community is jointly master planned and delivered.
North Uttlesford (Gt Chesterford) – The whole garden community will comprise 5,000 new dwellings, of which a minimum of 1,900 homes will be built by 2033 and a range of local employment opportunities and services and facilities including schools, health, retail and leisure. This garden community will maximise opportunities for economic linkages with the Wellcome Genome Campus and Chesterford Research Park.
Documents Added 13-06-2017
This document sets the criteria for what development should be instigated and where it should be: Locally-led_garden_villages__towns_and_cities
However, this is what is proposed North Essex ‘Garden’ Communities
…and this is the BDC Local Plan Leaflet BDC Local Plan Leaflet june 2017
Documents Added 01-06-2017
Braintree District Council – New Local Plan – Click here to view
Braintree District Council – Summary of Meetings – Click here to view
Government Planning Policy Documents
Planning Policy Guidance
This is the home of the National Planning Policy Framework for England and planning practice guidance.
Click HERE to access the web page.
National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
The National Planning Policy Framework sets out the Government’s planning policies for England and how these are meant to be applied. We suspect Uttlesford District Council has fallen short.
Click HERE to access the document.
North Essex Councils Documents
(N.B. The ‘North Essex Councils’ do not include Uttlesford District Council)
AECOM Garden City Reports for North Essex Councils (Colchester, Tendring, Braintree) and Essex County Council. Use the links to judge for yourself how well (or otherwise) their schemes stand scrutiny.
Braintree DC Local Plan Web Site
Uttlesford DC Local Plan Web Site