Disproportionate burden assessment for the core documents library


These documents refer to a Planning Public Inquiry hosted by the Planning Inspectorate. The documents are going to be accessed by the Inspector, the public and by the appellant.

Benefits of creating an accessible version

The benefits of creating an HTML version of this PDF would be:
  • A fully accessible version for all users to access
  • An easily searchable and indexable version

Burden placed on the organisation

We have estimated that it would take a disproportionate amount of a content designer's time to create a HTML version of these PDFs.

Contributing factors

Other factors relevant to this decision are:
  • Interest in the document is likely to be low as targeted local interest and limited in number.
  • Many of the interested parties wishing to view the document are familiar with the nature of the information presented.


Having considered the estimated effort involved in creating an accessible version along with the relatively low estimated demand, we have concluded that the work involved would be an inappropriate use of staff time. This represents a disproportionate burden on the organisation.

View the core documents library 

If you need any of the information from the PDF provided in another format, contact planning.policy@colchester.gov.uk.

Page last reviewed: 3 March 2022


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