Draft Local Plan

No Brook Green - Local Plan

Braintree District Council have recently published their draft local plan ready for consideration by Local Plan Sub-Committee at a meeting on 9th May 2016.
The good news is that they are proposing not to put forward the Brook Green development for consideration in the Local Plan. In addition to this they are also proposing that the site east of School Road, Rayne and land near The Swan pub, Rayne are not part of the Local Plan.
You can view the draft site allocations and the agenda for the meeting on May 9th here.

This is by no means a conclusion to the development so please keep sending in your objections to Braintree District council. There are currently 289 objections showing on their website!

What happens next?

May 2016Potential development sites considered by the Local Plan Sub-Committee. Various Dates.
Ongoing until June 2016Collection and consideration of evidence documents to support the new Local Plan including on landscape, open space, economic development and highways.
June 2016Draft preferred options considered by Council
June/July/Aug 20166 week public consultation period on the draft Local Plan
September-November 2016Consideration of public consultation responses to the draft Local Plan and revisions to the Plan as appropriate
November 2016Council consideration of the Submission draft Submission Plan
November/December 2016Public consultation of the Submission draft Local Plan
February 2017Submission of Local Plan to Planning Inspectorate for consideration
May 2017 (subject to Inspectorate timetable)Independent public examination held on the Local Plan by the Planning Inspector
September 2017Adoption of the Local Plan by the Council

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