This final stage of consultation on the draft Local Plan closed on 14 March 2018.
We will now read all the responses and report the man issues to the Development Policy Committee on 7 June 2018.
Later this year, a Planning Inspector will hold an independent examination of:
the Pre-Submission Local Plan
all the consultation responses
the full evidence base.
The Planning Inspector will decide whether the new Local Plan is sound, and tell us is we need to make changes before we adopt it.
In this section, you can find out about:
You can still read the documents we consulted on:
Pre-Submission Local Plan
This is the main document containing all the proposals for development.
Pre-Submission Local Plan Policies Map (Map Legend, North, South, Maps 1, 2, and 3 and Insets 4 to 40)
These maps show the site allocations and areas for protection in the Pre-Submission.
This is the full sustainability appraisal.
Habitats Regulations Assessment
This reports on potential impacts of the Pre-Submission Local Plan on the European habitat sites.
We published other background documents to support the process.
Statement of Representations
This is the legal statement setting out how and when we will consult.
Pre-Submission SA and HRA Summary Leaflet
This summarises key points from the Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment.
Issues and Options Feedback
A summary of the feedback from the Issues and Options consultation in winter 2015/16.
Issues and Options You Said, We Did
How we have dealt with comments we received during the Issues and Options consultation in winter 2015/16.
Preferred Options Feedback
A summary of feedback and how we dealt with comments we received during the Preferred Options consultation in early 2017.
A series of boards used at the drop-in exhibitions to explain the plans.
A large number of evidence base documents support our Local Plan. You can download and view documents from the evidence base.
Our Local Plan newsletter gives a brief summary of the Pre-Submission Local Plan.
As part of the consultation, Essex County Council proposed an updated safeguarded area for the Chelmsford North East Bypass. This is to ensure there is enough space for the bypass, and that Essex County Council can build and connect it to the road network.
You can download a summary leaflet for more information.
You can visit our Consultation Portal to view all the individual responses to the:
- Preferred Options Local Plan
- Sustainability Appraisal
- Non-Technical Summary
- Habitats Regulations Assessment
You can also download and read our guide about how to view the comments.
Not all the comments will be visible immediately. it may take a few days until after the consultation closing date until they are all viewable.