Residents across Tendring are being urged to take part and help shape plans which set out future housing and employment sites in the District.
They are being encouraged to get involved in the public engagement process so that their views are taken on board.
All Councils are required to produce a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) and Tendring District Council’s (TDC) Local Plan Committee agreed to go out to consultation on its latest version at its meeting on November 2.
The SCI sets out exactly how residents and other interested parties will be notified, consulted and involved in preparing the Local Plan and other planning documents.
It also includes the Development Plan Document as part of the Council’s ongoing work on the Tendring and Colchester Borders Garden Community Project.
The consultation will run for eight weeks from 9am on Monday November 13, 2017 to 5pm on Monday January 8, 2018.
Neil Stock, TDC Leader and Chair of its Local Plan Committee, said: “The SCI explains how communities and other stakeholders can get involved in the preparation of Council planning documents like the Local Plan as well as major applications.
“It is important that all those interested in this process find the time to express their views.”
Officers will take into account any representations received and will report findings back to the Local Plan Committee.
The Council’s preferred method of receiving comments is through the Council’s online consultation portal: http://tendring-consult.objective.co.uk
The portal enables everyone to view the documents and add comments directly.
Alternatively people can write to the Planning Manager, Tendring District Council, Thorpe Road, Weeley, CO16 9AJ, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Again the deadline for submitting comments is 5pm on Monday 8 January 2018.
For more information please contact Planning Policy Team via email at email@example.com (link sends e-mail), or call them on 01255 686177.