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3. Publication Draft

Publication Draft Local Plan Consultation 16th June - 11 August 2017

The new Local Plan will set out the strategy for the growth of the Borough up to 2033 and beyond. 


1) Please read our pdf icon consultation guide on how to respond [651kb]. Your response to this consultation will be considered by an Independent Examiner appointed to consider the Colchester Local Plan.  Your responses to the Plan will need to be submitted in a format which the Inspector examining the Plan can readily use and relate to the soundness and legal compliance of the Plan.

2) To respond to the Local Plan, please go to the dedicated consultation portal. Please note that the Publication Draft Local Plan is in two sections:

  • Section One includes strategic policies covering housing and employment, requirements and proposals for new Garden Communities.
  • Section Two includes policies and allocations for meeting the needs throughout the rest of the Borough as well as development management policies which will be used for determining planning applications.
  • The Sustainability Appraisal for Sections One and Two are also published for consultation and are available below.

Further information on the consultation process is available in the pdf icon Statement of Representation Procedures (Regulation 19) [45kb]  Additionally, please refer to our pdf icon Local Plan leaflet [2Mb] which contains details on drop-in sessions for the Local Plan. These drop-in sessions will be held at the following venues:

  • Tollgate Room, Stanway Village Hall Villa Road, Stanway CO3 0RH, Saturday 17th June 10am - 2pm 
  • Colchester Market (Bay 4) High Street, Colchester CO1 1PJ, Friday 23rd June 10am - 2pm 
  • Greenstead Community Centre Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester CO4 3QE, Saturday 24th June 10am - 2pm 
  • St Peter's Church, Coggeshall CO6 1UD (CBC representative at event organised by Braintree District Council), Monday 26th June 2pm - 8pm 
  • Great Tey Village Hall Chappel Road, Great Tey CO6 1JQ, Tuesday 27th June 4pm - 8pm 
  • Marks Tey Village Hall Old London Road, Marks Tey CO6 1EJ, Saturday 1st July 10am - 2pm
  • Abberton & Langenhoe Village Hall Abberton CO5 7LP, Monday 3rd July 4pm - 8pm 
  • Elmstead Community Centre School Road, Elmstead Market CO7 7ET (CBC representative at event organised by Tendring District Council), Tuesday 4th July 3pm - 7pm 
  • Langham Community Centre School Road, Langham CO4 5PA, Thursday 6th July 4pm - 8pm 
  • MICA Centre 38A High Street, West Mersea CO5 8QA, Saturday 8th July 10am - 2pm
  • William Loveless Hall 85-87 High Street Wivenhoe CO7 9AB, Tuesday 11th July 4pm - 8pm
  • Abbott s Road Community Centre 39 Ladbrook Drive, Colchester CO2 8RW, Wednesday 12th July 4pm - 8pm

If you have any questions about the new Local Plan process or alternative ways of making representations please contact the Planning Policy team via or by telephone on 01206 282473/6.

You can view PDF versions of the Publication Draft Local Plan documents below.

Publication Draft Local Plan:

pdf icon Publication Draft Local Plan [2Mb]

Policies Maps:

pdf icon 1 Key [802kb]pdf icon 21 Marks Tey [1Mb]
pdf icon 2 Colchester Town Centre [2Mb]pdf icon 22 Mersea Island 1 [1Mb]
pdf icon 3 Colchester Town Centre Retail Frontages [198kb]pdf icon 23 Mersea Island 2 [2Mb]
pdf icon 4 North Colchester 1 [2Mb]pdf icon 24 Rowhedge [1Mb]
pdf icon 5 North Colchester 2 [2Mb]pdf icon 25 Tiptree [2Mb]
pdf icon 6 East Colchester [3Mb]pdf icon 26 West Bergholt [1Mb]
pdf icon 7 South Colchester [3Mb]pdf icon 27 Wivenhoe [2Mb]
pdf icon 8 West Colchester 1 [3Mb]pdf icon 28 Aldham [896kb]
pdf icon 9 West Colchester 2 [2Mb]pdf icon 29 Birch and Layer Breton [1Mb]
pdf icon 10 Abberton & Langenhoe [1Mb]pdf icon 30 Easthorpe [905kb]
pdf icon 11 Boxted [1Mb]pdf icon 31 Fingringhoe [1Mb]
pdf icon 12 Chappel and Wakes Colne [1Mb]pdf icon 32 Great Wigborough [949kb]
pdf icon 13 Copford and Copford Green [1Mb]pdf icon 33 Little Horkesley [901kb]
pdf icon 14 Dedham and Dedham Heath [1Mb]pdf icon 34 Messing [966kb]
pdf icon 15 Eight Ash Green [1Mb]pdf icon 35 Mount Bures [967kb]
pdf icon 16 Fordham [1Mb]pdf icon 36 Peldon [1Mb]
pdf icon 17 Great Horkesley [1Mb]pdf icon 37 Salcott [1Mb]
pdf icon 18 Great Tey [1Mb]pdf icon 38 Wormingford [1Mb]
pdf icon 19 Langham [1Mb]pdf icon 39 Borough [13Mb]
pdf icon 20 Layer de la Haye [1Mb] 

Sustainability Appraisal for Section One:

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]

Sustainability Appraisal for Section Two:

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

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

Response form for Sustainability Appraisal:

word icon Sustainability Appraisal Consultation Response Form [29kb]

Link to evidence base documents:

New Local Plan Evidence Base (documents published post-2010)

Email and postal version of response form for Publication Draft Local Plan:

pdf icon Postal response form [651kb]

word icon Email response form [3Mb]