Parish-tier councils, or other organisations, can take the lead in creating neighbourhood development plans, community plans and orders for planning in their area. We will help to create the plans, and make decisions at key stages.

Broomfield Parish Council has developed a draft Neighbourhood Plan for the parish and formally submitted it to us.

It covers the whole of the parish, and includes planning policies on the environment, village character, development, and open space. Once adopted, it will become part of Chelmsford’s Local Plan. 


We have appointed Andrew Ashcroft as the Independent Examiner to examine the Broomfield Neighbourhood Plan. 

Examination correspondence

We will publish correspondence relating to the Independent Examination on this page as it becomes available.

Submission documents

There are also some evidence documents which provide helpful background information, and which were used to inform the draft Neighbourhood Plan:

We have published all comments we received on our Consultation Portal, in accordance with our privacy policy. You can find out more about how to use the consultation portal.

You can also view a schedule and copies of the comments.

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