New Local Plan Evidence Base (documents published post-2010)
The Council is continually updating and undertaking work on various topics and areas to support the preparation of the new Local Plan. Part of this is the preparation of evidence base documents which will be used to inform the new Local Plan. Any new documents that the Council produces will be made available on this page.
New Evidence Base Documents / Studies
Since the adoption of the Core Strategy, Site Allocations and Development Policies documents which primarily make up the Colchester Local Plan the Council has been working on various projects and documents which will be incorporated into the wider evidence base in due course.
The list of documents which supported the Core Strategy, Site Allocations and Development Policies documents through Public Examination in 2008 and 2010 can be found on the Evidence Base Documents page.
The evidence base is updated as soon as new studies are published.The documents below have been produced since the Public Examination in 2010.
|March 2017 (document dated December 2015)|
Colchester Local Plan Transport Modelling Support [1Mb] (September 2016 update)
|July 2016 (updated September 2016)|
Draft Water Cycle Study - to follow
Draft Strategic Flood Risk Assessment - to follow
Strategic Land Availability Assessment 2016 [6Mb] (updated August 2016)
North Essex Garden Communities Concept Feasibility Study
Colchester, Braintree and Tendring Local Wildlife Sites Review (Essex Wildlife Trust)
|Community Infrastructure Levy - Review of Evidence Base [689kb]||October 2015|
Indoor Sports Facilities Strategy and Action Plan
Playing Pitch Strategy and Action Plan
The Objectively Assessed Housing Need Study was jointly commissioned by Colchester Borough Council, Braintree District Council, Chelmsford City Council and Tendring District Council to inform housing need across the housing market area over the period 2013-2037. The findings will inform Colchester Borough's new Local Plan housing target.
| Employment Land Needs Assessment [1Mb] |
The Employment Land Needs Assessment analyses the current supply and demand for employment land in the Borough. It will also inform a subsequent phase of work to evaluate specific employment allocations and determine where growth should be accommodated across the Borough.
Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2014 Update [413kb] (NB: this addendum specifically affects the main report's recommendations regarding Colchester Borough)
Main report: July 2014
Update: October 2014
|Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2013 (published 2014)||June 2014|
|Call for Sites||Summer 2014 & January - February 2015|
|Colchester Retail Study [1Mb]||March 2013|
The Essex Planning Officers Association has commissioned a series of demographic modelling work to prepare a range of population, household and labour forecasts which will ensure consistency and robustness of evidence across all Essex authorities. The Phase 4 work is available for public use but should individuals or organisations wish to view the scenario forecast work undertaken at Phase 2 or Phase 3 these are available from Colchester Borough Council for a charge of £500 per document.
|Retail Study on Colchester's Town Centre [3Mb]||October 2011|
|Older People's Use of Space Study [890kb]||September 2010|
For further information regarding these documents or any part of the Local Development Framework please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01206 282473 / 282476 / 282480 / 508639 or alternatively please email email@example.com