Adopted Local Plan
Tendring District's Local Plan was adopted in 2007 but aspects of this are considered to be out of date and not in accordance with national planning policy. Until we formally adopt a new Local Plan, the planning policy situation is complex. Elements of the 2007 adopted Local Plan will remain in force and will be used in determining planning applications, where relevant. However, as the new Local Plan progresses it will begin to have more "weight" in the planning process in deciding planning applications and guiding new development across our District, alongside other 'material considerations', including national planning policy. The level of "weight" we can attach to the Adopted 2007 Plan and new Local Plan will vary so if you are thinking of submitting a planning application, you are strongly advised to discuss proposals with us beforehand (see Advice Before Making an Application for more information).
Emerging Local Plan
On 9 October 2017 Tendring District Council, along with Braintree and Colchester Councils, submitted their Local Plans and accompanying documents to the Planning Inspectorate.
Due to strategic cross-boundary policies and allocations, Tendring, Braintree and Colchester’s Local Plan share an identical Section 1. As a result of this, Section 1 was considered through a joint examination in public. Tendring specific policies and allocations can be found within Section 2 of the Local Plan, this will be considered through a later separate examination. In accordance with Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, documents were submitted to the Planning Inspectorate to support the examination of the entire Plan.
Paper copies of the Plan, the Policies Maps together with access to the online examination documents are available at the Council Offices in Weeley, the Town Hall in Clacton and all libraries across the District.
Braintree District Council website holds all of the information for the Section 1 examination.
A copy of the Tendring District Local Plan 2013-2033 and Beyond Publication Draft and all supporting information for the examination of Section 2 is available on our Local Plan Submission documents page.
Information regarding the Section 2 examination will be published soon.
There are currently no Local Plan Consultations running.
Where can I get more information?
For more information about our Local Plan or the plan preparation process, or if have any difficulties viewing any of the documents, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01255 686177. For more detailed information and guidance on the national planning system and the Government's planning policies, please visit the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government website https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-housing-communities-and-local-government and https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/planning-practice-guidance.