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Proposed Mill Field Estate (area between Maldon Road and Butt Road) Conservation Area Consultation

Details of the proposed conservation area at Mill Field Estate


  • When is the consultation period?
  • The Planning Policy Service field studies
  • How to view the full consultation and other documents
  • How to make a representation and where to send it

Between the 30th of April and the 10th of June 2018 the Council is consulting on a proposed new conservation area between Maldon Road and Butt Road, Colchester.

The Council's Planning Policy Service has recently undertaken a series of field studies to inform consideration of creating a new conservation. The aim of such an analysis is to consider the following:-

  • Does the study area exhibit a character special enough to warrant statutory designation as a conservation area? [The Appraisal] [positive contributors]. It concludes it does.
  • What local issues currently exist within the proposed conservation area that could harm its special character [negative impacts]
  • What steps does the Council propose to encourage the preservation and enhancement of the character in the proposed Conservation Area? [the Management Proposals and Townscape Actions]

The subsequent analysis is described in a Draft Appraisal and Management Proposals document the content of which was approved by the Council's Local Plan Committee on 19th March 2018 for Public Consultation.

To view and download the full consultation draft of the Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Proposals document as a PDF please follow the below link:

Download Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Proposals

To download the response form please click the link below:

Download response form

Representations can be made to the Council by emailing with the reference to the Birch Conservation Area in the header of the email. Alternatively if you, or someone you know, do not have access to a computer, consultation responses can be posted to:

Planning Policy
Colchester Borough Council

The full consultation draft of the Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Proposals document is also available to view in the Colchester Town Library and on request from the Council offices.

If you have any queries about the consultation please contact the Planning Policy team on 01206 508639.

To view the letter that has been sent out to consultees please click the link below:

Download consultee letter

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