A neighbourhood development plan is a planning document which sets out policies for development and use of land in a neighbourhood. They are normally known as neighbourhood plans. The plans can include the location of new homes and offices, and what they should look like.

If you want to develop a plan or statement, you can contact us to discuss which option would be best for your area.

Locality offers a wide range of information about the process and grant funding options, including toolkits, case studies, and a forum.

You can also look at our Statement of Community Involvement to find out how local communities can get involved in planning.

There are currently eight neighbourhood plans in development in the Chelmsford area. You can view the application and map for each one and also visit their websites.

Made plans (also known as adopted plans)

We held a referendum on the Little Baddow Neighbourhood Plan in August 2023. The result was 92% of voters were in favour of us using the neighbourhood plan for Little Baddow to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area. 

The Plan was made (or adopted) on 18 August 2023.

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We held a referendum on the Sandon Neighbourhood Plan on 23 November. The result was that 85% of voters were in favour of using the neighbourhood plan for Sandon to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area.  

The Plan was made (or adopted) on 28 November 2023.  

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We held a referendum on the South Woodham Ferrers Neighbourhood Plan in October 2021. The result was 73% of voters were in favour of us using the neighbourhood plan for South Woodham Ferrers to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area. 

The Plan was made (or adopted) by Full Council at its meeting on 8 December 2021.

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We held a referendum on the Writtle Neighbourhood Plan in October 2021. The result was 93% of voters were in favour of us using the neighbourhood plan for Writtle to help decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area. 

The Plan was made (or adopted) by Full Council at its meeting on 8 December 2021.

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Plans in progress

The Designated Area (agreed 11 January 2017) for the Boreham Neighbourhood Plan has been amended to reflect the Parish Boundary which was changed following a Community Governance Review.

Boreham: Designated on 31 May 2024

You can visit the Boreham Parish Council website.

Broomfield: Designated on 12 July 2022

You can visit the Broomfield Neighbourhood Plan website.

Broomfield Neighbourhood Plan: Strategic Environmental and Habitats Regulations Assessment Screening Report

A consultation on the draft Broomfield Neighbourhood Plan has now closed. We have appointed Andrew Ashcroft as the Independent Examiner to examine the Broomfield Neighbourhood Plan.

East Hanningfield: Designated on 24 September 2019

You can visit the East Hanningfield Parish Council website

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