Neighbourhood Plan

Doddinghurst Road


Neighbourhood Plan for Doddinghurst.

Notice of Consultation:


Notice of Public Consultation: Doddinghurst Neighbourhood Plan Area

Under the Town and Country Planning Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, Doddinghurst Parish Council submitted an application to Brentwood Borough Council to designate their parish a Neighbourhood Plan Area for the purposes of producing a Neighbourhood Development Plan. The application can be viewed on the Borough Council's website. 

Updated on the 27th June 2012. Many thanks to the 80+ people who turned out to the Village Meeting to learn more about the Neighbourhood Plan. The presentation by the steering committee was well received despite taking almost an hour to unfold. 

The vision for the plan is to "create one of the most pleasant villages in Essex for people of all ages to live in".

The Parish Council established a steering committee to direct the work of developing a Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish of Doddinghurst.  The Neighbourhood Plan must gel with the Brentwood Local Plan. At its heart the plan is a statement of land use and, if approved and adopted, will be a very powerful document in determining how the village will be allowed to develop and look in 20 years time. It is important to know that no-one on the steering committee has any land (save their own homes) or business interests in building and development and at the end of the day the content of the Neighbourhood Plan will be determined by the collective view of the people of Doddinghurst. The "Plan" will be a document containing perhaps 20 to 30 pages including maps, not a single drawing as the word "plan" might imply, so don't expect to see a something that looks like a set of building drawings! We are being supported by Brentwood Borough Council and have received government funding to cover the costs of work we will have pay for such a an independent inspection of the plan and village referendum. Our mapping is covered by the relatively new arrangement with Ordnance Survey called the Public Sector Mapping Agreement for which the Parish Council licence number is 0100046825.