Local Plan: Preferred Options Consultation

We are reviewing our adopted Local Plan. We are consulting on the Preferred Options stage NOW! The consultation closes at 4pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024. 

Parish-tier councils, or other organisations, can take the lead in creating neighbourhood development plans, community plans and orders for planning in their area. We will help to create the plans, and make decisions at key stages.

Danbury Parish Council has developed a draft Neighbourhood Plan for the parish and formally submitted it to us. The plan proposes local planning policies for Danbury. 

It covers the whole of the parish, and includes planning policies on the environment, village character, development, and open space. Once adopted, it will become part of Chelmsford’s Local Plan. 

We are inviting comments on the draft Danbury Neighbourhood Plan until 4pm on Wednesday 19 June 2024. The Consultation Guidance Note sets out details of the consultation arrangements.

Submission documents

The submission is made up of the following documents:

There are also some evidence documents which provide helpful background information, and which were used to inform the draft Neighbourhood Plan.

These are listed in the Supporting Information Section of the Danbury NP Submission Plan, and you can find them on the Danbury Neighbourhood Plan Submission web page.

Where to view the documents and how to make your comments

You can read and comment on the draft Neighbourhood Plan via our Consultation Portal.  This is a simple way of making your comments, and you can sign up to be notified about future planning policy consultations. You can also update your contact details. 

You can view our online portal guidance to find out how to register, or what to do if you have forgotten your registration details.

Alternatively, you can print a comments form and return it by:

  • email to policy@chelmsford.gov.uk
  • post to Planning Policy Team, Spatial Planning Services, Chelmsford City Council, Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JE

You can also write to us, but you need to include your name and address.

Taking part off-line

If you do not have access to a computer, you can request paper copies of the documents and the comments form. We can send you the comments form free of charge. However, for the draft Neighbourhood Plan we may charge to cover printing and postage costs. If you have difficulty commenting by email or post, you can contact us.

After the closing date

We will publish all comments we receive on our Consultation Portal, in accordance with our privacy policy.

We will send all the submission documents and comments to an independent examiner. They will decide whether the Danbury Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to referendum. If we do hold a public referendum in the area covered by the Plan, and more than 50% vote ‘yes’, we will adopt it.

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