We are now preparing to submit the Local Plan to the Secretary of State.
The Development Policy Committee approved the process for submitting the Local Plan on 7 June 2018.
As part of the process to submit the Local Plan, the Development Policy Committee recommended that Cabinet refers the documents to Full Council. Full Council will then be responsible for agreeing the submission.
The submission documents include:
- a report of the main issues
- a duty to co-operate compliance statement
- legal compliance and soundness checklists
- a number of other technical supporting documents
You can read these documents on the Cabinet agenda for 13 June 2018.
If Full Council agree the submission, we anticipate that a Planning Inspector will hold an independent examination of the Pre-Submission Local Plan later this year. The inspector will consider the recent consultation responses, and the evidence base we submit.
The Planning Inspector will decide whether the new Local Plan is sound, and tell us if 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 leafletfor 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.