Braintree Council have released their timetable for their new Local Plan.
Our neighbours appear content that their Plan timetable is achievable whilst, at Castle Point Council, pressure is being applied to suggest that the current daft New Local Plan must be carried forward as time will not permit further change!
Threats were issued during the CPBC December council meeting, of developers achieving development in undesirable areas, developer contributions being un-securable and housing numbers being uncontainable without a Finalised Local Plan.
And yet Braintree only now embark on the production of a draft document.
We are told that no Plan is better than a bad Plan, well a bad Plan has been voted as acceptable for sending out for consultation.
Now we shall have to see if Castle Point councillors have it in them to retrieve the situation!
Braintree Council Local Plan schedule;
|January 26th to 6th March 2015||Issues and Scoping document Published for consultation|
|December 2015/January 2016||Consideration of detail policies by the Local Plan Sub-Committee|
|February-May 2016||Potential development sites considered by the Local Plan Sub-Committee|
|Ongoing until June 2016||Collection and consideration of evidence documents to support the new Local Plan including on landscape, open space, economic development and highways.|
|June 2016||Draft preferred options considered by Council|
|June/July 2016||6 week public consultation period on the draft Local Plan|
|September-November 2016||Consideration of public consultation responses to the draft Local Plan and revisions to the Plan as appropriate|
|November 2016||Council consideration of the Submission draft Submission Plan|
|November/December 2016||Public consultation of the Submission draft Local Plan|
|February 2017||Submission 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 2017||Adoption of the Local Plan by the Council|