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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. 

Appropriate Assessment/Habitat Regulations Assessment for Section Two of the Local Plan

pdf icon Habitat Regulations Assessment for Section Two of the Local Plan [2Mb]

June 2017

pdf icon Settlement Boundary Review [736kb]

June 2017

pdf icon Publication Draft Sustainability Appraisal (Section 1) Environmmental Report [2Mb]

pdf icon Publication Draft Sustainability Appraisal (Section 1) Non-technical Summary [730kb]

pdf icon Publicatoin Draft Sustainability Appraisal (Section 1) Annex A Plans and Programmes [1Mb]

pdf icon Publication Draft Sustainability Appraisal (Section 1) Annex B Baseline Information [2Mb]

pdf icon Publication Draft Sustainability Appraisal (Section 1) Annex C Alternatives and Consultation Comments [927kb]

May 2017

pdf icon Publication Draft Sustainability Appraisal (Section 2) [7Mb]

pdf icon Publication Draft Sustainability Appraisal (Section 2) Non-technical Summary [653kb]

May 2017

pdf icon Affinity Water Resources Management Plan [3Mb]

June 2014

pdf icon Employment Land Needs Assessment [1Mb]

pdf icon Colchester Employment Land Trajectory Report [11Mb]

pdf icon Employment Land Trajectory [48kb]

May 2017

pdf icon Colchester Infrastructure Delivery Report [11Mb]

May 2017

pdf icon Colchester Rapid Transit Report [2Mb]

September 2016

pdf icon Colchester Local Plan Traffic Modelling [2Mb]

May 2017

pdf icon Dedham Vale Society Magazine Extract Summer 2016 [202kb]

Summer 2016

pdf icon Gypsy and Traveller Need Summary Report [342kb]

pdf icon Gypsy & Traveller Study Appendix B (Technical Note) [536kb]

May 2017

pdf icon Metro Town Evaluation of Alternatives [11Mb]

pdf icon Monks Wood Evaluation of Alternatives [3Mb]

April 2017

pdf icon North East Garden Communities Movement Access Study [11Mb]

May 2017

pdf icon North Essex Garden Communities Viability Report [1Mb]

pdf icon North Essex Garden Communities Viability Report Appendices [6Mb]

April 2017

pdf icon North Essex Garden Communities West of Braintree Concept Framework [5Mb]

May 2017

pdf icon North Essex Garden Communities Employment and Demographic Studies [7Mb]

April 2017

pdf icon Public Health and Planning Evidence Report [357kb]

March 2017

pdf icon Colchester Protected Lanes Report [3Mb]

March 2017 (document dated December 2015)

Kerslake Peer Review of North Essex Garden Communities

pdf icon Lord Kerslake Report [6Mb]

pdf icon Council Response to Kerslake Report [20kb]

January 2017

pdf icon Retail and Town Centre Study [1Mb]

pdf icon Retail and Town Centre Study Appendices [2Mb]

December 2016

pdf icon Colchester Green Orbital Aims and Objectives [680kb]

November 2016

pdf icon Objectively Assessed Housing Needs Study (November 2016 update) [4Mb]

November 2016

pdf icon Colchester Local Plan Transport Modelling July 2016 [3Mb] (July 2016)

pdf icon Colchester Local Plan Transport Modelling Support [1Mb] (September 2016 update)

July 2016 (updated September 2016)

pdf icon Colchester Water Cycle Study [1Mb]

December 2016

Draft Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 1

pdf icon Colchester SFRA Level 1 Report FINAL [1Mb]

pdf icon Colchester Level 1 SFRA Appendix A Figure 1 Study Area [5Mb]

pdf icon Colchester Level 1 SFRA Appendix A Figure 2A-2C [9Mb]

pdf icon Colchester Level 1 SFRA Appendix A Figure 2D-2F [9Mb]

pdf icon Colchester Level 1 SFRA Appendix A Figure 2G-2J [11Mb]

pdf icon Colchester Level 1 SFRA Appendix A Figure 3A-3D River Colne CC [11Mb]

pdf icon Colchester Level 1 SFRA Appendix A Figure 4A-4D RoFSW [21Mb]

pdf icon Colchester Level 1 SFRA Appendix A Fig 5 AStGWF Fig 6 Flood Warning Areas [9Mb]

August 2016

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level 2

Strategic Flood Assessment Level 2 Appendices

February 2017

pdf icon Strategic Land Availability Assessment 2016 [6Mb] (updated August 2016)

July 2016

pdf icon Sustainability Appraisal for Part Two of the new Local Plan [3Mb]

July 2016

pdf icon Sustainability Appraisal for Part One of the Local Plan [1Mb]

pdf icon Non-Technical Summary [307kb]

pdf icon Annexe A - Plans and Programmes [420kb]

pdf icon Annexe B - Baseline Information [3Mb]

June 2016

pdf icon Coastal Protection Belt Report [521kb]

pdf icon Coastal Protection Belt Figures [1Mb]

June 2016

North Essex Garden Communities Concept Feasibility Study

pdf icon Baseline Compendium LOW RES [20Mb]

pdf icon Garden Community Charter LOW RES [3Mb]

pdf icon Opportunities and Constraints LOW RES [4Mb]

pdf icon Options and Evaluation LOW RES [7Mb]

June 2016

Colchester, Braintree and Tendring Local Wildlife Sites Review (Essex Wildlife Trust)

pdf icon Colchester Local Wildlife Sites Review 1 [6Mb]

pdf icon Colchester Local Wildlife Sites Review 2 [8Mb]

pdf icon Colchester Local Wildlife Sites Review 3 [10Mb]

pdf icon Colchester Local Wildlife Sites Review 4 [26Mb]

pdf icon Braintree Local Wildlife Sites Review [486kb]

pdf icon Tendring Local Wildlife Sites Review [2Mb]

February 2016

pdf icon Strategic Housing Market Assessment Update 2015 [1Mb]

pdf icon Strategic Housing Market Assessment Update - Executive Summary [659kb]

December 2015

pdf icon East Colchester Environmental Audit 1 [15Mb]

pdf icon East Colchester Environmental Audit 2 [12Mb]

pdf icon East Colchester Environmental Audit 3 [13Mb]

November 2015
pdf icon Community Infrastructure Levy - Review of Evidence Base [689kb]October 2015

pdf icon Indoor Sports Facilities Strategy 2015 [534kb] 

Indoor Sports Facilities Strategy and Action Plan

pdf icon Playing Pitch Strategy 2015 [547kb] 

Playing Pitch Strategy and Action Plan

 July 2015

pdf icon Objectively Assessed Housing Need Report 2015 [2Mb]

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.

July 2015

pdf icon Demographic Forecasts 2013-2037 [10Mb]

 

May 2015
pdf icon 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.

January 2015

pdf icon Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2014 [4Mb]  

pdf icon 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

pdf icon Travel to Work Patterns [1Mb]

September 2015
Call for Sites Summer 2014 & January - February 2015
pdf icon Colchester Retail Study [1Mb]March 2013

pdf icon Greater Essex Demographic Forecasts (Phase 4 Report) [2Mb]

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.

January 2013

pdf icon Green Infrastructure Strategy Executive Summary [8Mb]

pdf icon Green Infrastructure Strategy Part 1 [26Mb]

pdf icon Green Infrastructure Strategy Part 2 [14Mb]

pdf icon Green Infrastructure Appendices [2Mb]

October 2011

pdf icon Mile End and Braiswick Engagement Project [5Mb]

pdf icon Mile End and Braiswick Engagement Project Executive Summary [199kb]

September 2011
pdf icon Retail Study on Colchester's Town Centre [3Mb]October 2011
pdf icon 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 planning.policy@colchester.gov.uk