Planning

Within their Local Plans the three district/borough councils (Braintree, Colchester, Tendring) set out their ambition for the creation of three new communities built to garden community principles.

The next stage of the Local Plan process is to look at each of the three sites individually and begin creating the policies and strategies that any future development would need to adhere to, these are plans known as DPDs.

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DPDs

Development Plan Documents, or DPDs, are important planning documents that are used to inform large-scale development.

They are similar to Local Plans in that they must be prepared in partnership with statutory stakeholders and local communities, and are subject to independent examination.

Once complete and approved any future development must adhere to them, and so within them will be important rules around transport, housing, green spaces and design.

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Consultation on key issues and options.

The first stage in the creation of the DPDs is a consultation looking at some of the key issues and options around them.

It is an early stage consultation and therefore it only proposes potential options and emerging approaches to delivering the Garden Communities, not firm proposals – the responses to the consultation will inform which options are taken forward and will refine future strategies.

The consultation for each site will run from the 13th November until the 22nd January.

Consultation on key issues and options.

The first stage in the creation of the DPDs is a consultation looking at some of the key issues and options around them.

It is an early stage consultation and therefore it only proposes potential options and emerging approaches to delivering the Garden Communities, not firm proposals – the responses to the consultation will inform which options are taken forward by the Councils and will refine future strategies.

The consultation for each site will run from the 13th November to the 22nd January.

 

For more details, the district councils will be running a series of drop-in events to discuss the proposals:

21st November

Great Tey Village Hall
Great Tey
4.00pm – 8.00pm

27th November

Old Friend’s Meeting House
Stebbing
4.00pm – 8.00pm

5th December

Feering Community Centre
Feering
4.00pm – 8.00pm

12th December

Rayne Village Hall
Rayne
10.00am – 2.00pm

24th November

Colchester Market
Colchester
10.00am – 2.00pm

30th November

Coggeshall Village Hall
Coggeshall
3.00pm – 7.00pm

6th December

Braintree Town Hall
Braintree
4.00pm – 8.00pm

14th December

Market Field School
Elmstead
4.00pm – 8.00pm

25th November

The Saling Millennium Hall
Great Saling
10 .00am– 2.00pm

2nd December

Greenstead Community Hall
Greenstead
10.00am – 2.00pm

7th December

Easthorpe Church Hall
Easthorpe
4.00pm – 8.00pm

18th November

Marks Tey Parish Hall
Marks Tey
10.00am – 2.00pm

20th November

William Loveless Hall
Wivenhoe
3.00pm – 7.00pm

21st November

Great Tey Village Hall
Great Tey
4.00pm – 8.00pm

23rd November

Firstsite
C360 Community Marketplace AGM for North East Essex
9.30am – 4pm

24th November

Colchester Market
Colchester
10.00am – 2.00pm

25th November

The Saling Millennium Hall
Great Saling
10 .00am– 2.00pm

27th November

Old Friend’s Meeting House
Stebbing
4.00pm – 8.00pm

30th November

Coggeshall Village Hall
Coggeshall
3.00pm – 7.00pm

2nd December

Greenstead Community Hall
Greenstead
10.00am – 2.00pm

5th December

Feering Community Centre
Feering
4.00pm – 8.00pm

6th December

Braintree Town Hall
Braintree
4.00pm – 8.00pm

7th December

Easthorpe Church Hall
Easthorpe
4.00pm – 8.00pm

12th December

Rayne Village Hall
Rayne
10.00am – 2.00pm

14th December

Market Field School
Elmstead
4.00pm – 8.00pm

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