The Parish Council has applied for and received Neighbourhood area designation for the purpose of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan.  The Area designated consists of the entire parish and can be seen on the application.



An intial short meeting to agree a way forward for producing a Village Design Statement was held on Thursday, 23rd. February, 2012. 

Once sufficient volunteers had come forward to create a workable committee another meeting was held on 11th July which was attended by Chelmsford City Council planning officer Jenny Robinson. The East Hanningfield Village Design Statement Association was formed and officers elected: Chairman, Cliff Foster; Secretary, David Lewis and Treasurer, Martin Harcourt Williams.

The next meeting is to be held on 28th. November at 7.30pm, venue to be confirmed.  All residents of the parish are welcome to attend.

If you would like to know more about the process of creating a Village Design Statement an Information Pack produced by the Rural Community Council of Essex will explain it for you.

The Village Design Statement Association now has a dedicated website where you can follow progress.