Disproportionate burden assessment for the Engagement and Consultation Strategy


The Local Plan Committee has agreed to publish the Engagement and Consultation Strategy for the Local Plan Review.

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

Contributing factors

Other factors relevant to this decision are:
  • The strategy will only be relevant for a short period of time (until spring 2024).
  • 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 Engagement and Consultation Strategy (PDF, 206KB) 

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

Page last reviewed: 14 August 2023


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