There are various documents that will become part of the plan, or inform the plan. If these are not from other bodies, and/or do not constitute feedback or evidence, they will be placed here.
This is the working draft full Vision and Objectives statement. It will eventually form a central part of the WNP.
Carrying out an SEA scoping is a compulsory part of making a Neighbourhood Plan. It doesn’t form part of the actual plan document but sits alongside it to show that full thought has been given to the potential environmental impact of any sort of development in the area. The scoping report was put together by the Land Use and Zoning working group, with support from planning consultants. We are consulting with statutory and local stakeholders as to whether it covers everything it needs to. Once this consultation has been carried out a full SEA will be written by a team of planning consultants.
Strategic Environmental Assessment report
The full SEA report became available in August 2016. It was prepared by Dr Jonathan Crane of Place Services, Essex County Council, on an independent contractual basis with the steering group.
Habitat Regulations Assessment Screening report
Under European law, a Habitat Regulations Assessment report may have to be part of a neighbourhood plan.
A screening exercise was carried out by the steering group. The conclusion was that a full Habitat Regulation Assessment was not required.