Disproportionate burden assessment for the Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan documents

Disproportionate burden assessment for the Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan documents


Colchester City Council has received the Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan submission documents and evidence base documents for publication in accordance with Part 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

Benefits of creating an accessible version

The benefits of creating a 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’ve estimated that it would take a disproportionate amount of a content designer’s time to create an HTML version of these PDFs.

Contributing factors

  • The main document (Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan) will be in available in a HTML format through the Council's Online Consultation Portal
  • Interest in the documents is likely to be limited to those localised to Tiptree and for a limited number of users
  • We will continue to assist with accessible versions on request.


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

View the Tiptree Neighbourhood Plan documents

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

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