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Help shape how council conducts planning consultations


The public’s views are being sought on how Tendring District Council (TDC) carries out consultation on planning applications and policies.

TDC has a Statement of Community Involvement. This sets out how the council will involve its communities and other stakeholders in the planning process.

This includes public consultation on the Local Plan and other planning policy documents, and also on planning applications; it is also used as best practice for developers on how to do early community engagement prior to submitting their applications.

The Statement of Community Involvement is regularly reviewed, and a six-week public consultation is now live inviting views on the latest version of the statement.

Andy Baker, TDC Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning, encouraged people to have their say.

“We are undertaking a review and update of our Local Plan this year, and an important part of that is making sure there are opportunities for people to be consulted on this,” Councillor Baker said.

“This is why our Statement of Community Involvement is so important as it shapes those opportunities – in addition for the more routine planning applications which we know can be so important to the communities they are in.

“So please take the time to have your say during this consultation.”

The consultation closes at 5pm on Monday, 4 March, and people can have their say via the council’s consultations web page at

Alternatively, a paper copy of the Statement of Community Involvement can be viewed at Clacton Town Hall during normal opening hours and comments can be submitted in writing to: Planning Policy, Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1SE.

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