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Have your say on Sandon Neighbourhood Plan

Village sign for Sandon with pub in background
Sandon (Photo credit: Paul Starr)

Chelmsford City Council is asking for views on a draft Neighbourhood Plan which proposes local planning policies for Sandon.

The plan covers the whole of the parish, and includes planning policies on the environment, village character, development, and open space.

The Neighbourhood Plan has been developed by Sandon Parish Council working closely with local residents, alongside interested people and organisations.

The consultation runs until 4pm on Thursday 20 July 2023 and comments can be given online.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

Town and parish councils, or other organisations, can take the lead in creating neighbourhood development plans, community plans and orders for planning in their area. The City Council will help to create the plans, and make decisions at key stages.

Take part online

You can read and comment on the consultation documents online. Go to the council’s consultation portal at www.chelmsford.gov.uk/planningpolicyconsult or visit the consultations page. If you’d prefer to give your comments by e-mail, comments can be sent to planning.policy@chelmsford.gov.uk (please include your name and address).

What happens next

After the consultation closes, the submission documents and all the comments received will be sent to an independent examiner. The examiner will decide whether the Sandon Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to referendum.

If a public referendum is held in the area covered by the Neighbourhood Plan, and more than 50% vote ‘yes’, the City Council will adopt the plan as part of Chelmsford’s Local Plan.

The consultation will close at 4pm on Thursday 20 July 2023.

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Charlotte Maltby
Charlotte Maltby

Charlotte writes about the environment, parks, recycling, business, planning, public realm and democratic services.