Braintree Local Plan

What is a Local Plan?

A Local Plan is the basis for the future development of homes, employment, business and much more. Planning applications, whatever their size and proposed use, are assessed against the policies contained in the Local Plan.

Having a Local Plan is really important because it sets the direction for future development but it also gives Braintree District Council more power to stop inappropriate development.

Local Plans are not just about new homes but must ensure that housing growth is supported by infrastructure, jobs and community facilities.


What is the status of the Braintree Local Plan?

The current status of the Braintree Local Plan can be found here