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2. Preferred Options

The Preferred Options Local Plan consultation closed on 16th September following a ten week public engagement process. During that time the Council received a high number of representations online, by email and by letter. These responses will be verified and added to the Council's dedicated Local Plan consultation portal in due course.

You can view PDF versions of the Preferred Options documents, below:

pdf icon Preferred Options [4Mb]

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]

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

As part of the public engagement process the Council held drop-in sessions at the following locations:

  • Marks Tey Parish Hall Old London Road, Marks Tey CO6 1EJ 9th July 10am-2pm
  • Langham Community Centre School Road, Langham CO4 5PA 12th July 4-8pm
  • The Mersea Centre 38a High Street, West Mersea CO5 8QA 13th July 4-8pm
  • Colchester High Street Market Stall 15th and 16th July 10am-2pm
  • Eight Ash Green Village Hall Spring Lane, Eight Ash Green CO6 3QF 18th July 4-8pm
  • Coggeshall (Colchester BC representative present at workshop organised by Braintree District Council) St Peters Church CO6 1UD 18th July 2:30-7:30pm
  • Wakes Colne and Chappel Village Hall Colchester Road, Wakes Colne CO6 2BX 19th July 4-7pm
  • Tiptree Community Centre 1a Caxton Close, Tiptree CO5 0HA 20th July 4:15 - 8pm
  • William Loveless Hall, Wivenhoe 85-87 High Street, Wivenhoe CO7 9AB 21st July 4-8pm
  • Stanway Village Hall Villa Road, Stanway CO3 0RH 23rd July 10am-2pm
  • Layer de la Haye Village Hall New Cut, Layer de la Haye CO2 0EH 26th July 4-8pm
  • Myland Parish Halls Mile End Road CO4 5DY 28th July 4-8pm
  • Greenstead Community Centre Hawthorn Ave, Colchester CO4 3QE 30th July 10am-2pm
  • Rowhedge Village Hall Rectory Road, Rowhedge CO5 7HX 2nd August 4-8pm
  • Dedham Assembly Rooms High Street, Dedham CO7 6HJ 4th August 4-8pm
  • Great Horkesley New Village Hall Tile House Lane, Great Horkesley CO6 4EA 10th August 4-8pm

If you have any questions about the Preferred Options Local Plan please contact Planning Policy on or 01206 282473/6 or 508639.