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Section 2 examination

The Planning Inspector has now confirmed the Main Modifications he considers necessary to the Section Two Colchester Local Plan to make it sound. A six week public consultation is now open from 4 October to 15 November 2021.

For more information go to Main Modifications Consultation and the Council’s Consultation Portal.

Hearing sessions took place for the Section Two Colchester Local Plan, between 20 and 30 April 2021.

For more information, go to Matter, Issues and Questions and the Hearings Timetable.

Planning Inspectorate

The Planning Inspectorate have appointed two Inspectors for the Section 2 Examination whose details are below.
  • Jameson Bridgwater PGDipTP MRTPI
  • Anne Jordan BA (Hons) MRTPI
Andrea Copsey has been appointed as the independent Programme Officer to support the examination process.

The Programme Officer can be contacted by:

Telephone: 07842 643988
Email: copseyandrea@gmail.com
Post: Examination Office, PO Box 12607, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 9GN

Live streaming of the examination

The Section 2 examination sessions were held virtually. The events were available for live streaming via YouTube to allow virtual attendance, but as agreed with the Inspector, the hearings were not recorded for later viewing.

Guidance on the examination process

The Government has updated their guidance on Local Plans.

This note provides guidance to representors involved in the Examination of the Colchester Borough Local Plan 2017–2033.

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Page last reviewed: 19 March 2021

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