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Braintree District Council is currently working on a new Local Plan to guide development in the District between now and 2033.  Work is anticipated to be completed by 2017 in line with the government’s timetable. Braintree District Council must plan to meet its full objectively assessed needs for market and affordable housing. This will be a substantial increase in house building across the District and whilst a Local Plan target has not yet been set, the current evidence suggests that this will be between 750 and 950 new homes in the District per year.

Steeple Bumpstead Parish Council were consulted in 2012 about sites that were being proposed by landowners in the Parish, as well as any minor development boundary amendments or corrections and any changes proposed to the Local Plan Review 2005. The Parish Council responded as follows:-


- Riverbanks (Bumpstead Brook),

- Land at corner of Edith Cavell Way and Bower Hall Drive,

- Land to the side of Nos. 1 and 2 Bower Hall Drive, adjacent to   Steeple   Bumpstead Cemetery. 

- Churchfields Drive,

- Queen Edith Drive.

- Does not wish to change the village envelope at Blois Meadow Business Park. 

Further to that initial consultation there have now been additional sites that have been submitted for consideration during the most recent Call for Sites period, compared to that which the Parish Council were consulted on in 2012. All sites are marked on the maps viewable on our website (titled Steeple Bumpstead Map 1 LOCAL PLAN and Steeple Bumpstead Map 2 LOCAL PLAN) with the references:

Steeple Bumpstead Parish Council decided at their meeting on 14th January 2016 by a majority (one Councillor against and one Councillor abstaining) that there would be no changes to the comments previously submitted to Braintree District Council except that the Parish Council does support the inclusion of STEB 393 (land to the rear of 48-50 North Street, Steeple Bumpstead).

The inclusion of STEB 393 was felt to be appropriate as the Parish Council has previously indicated that any planning application on that brown field site would not be objected to when plans were previously submitted, but have since lapsed. The Parish Council felt after discussion that the inclusion of any other sites or alteration to the village boundary would not be appropriate as there is inadequate time to consult villagers within the tight time schedule of this consultation period.

Braintree District Council will now consider the comments from the Parish Council alongside all the other evidence they receive and they will be making an officer recommendation to Members of the Local Plan Sub Committee. The Parish Council will keep villagers updated with relevant information on this website, our notice boards and the Yellow Book, as and when we receive it from the District Council.’

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August 2015

STEB 395 -Update on local plan progress

January 2016

Map 1 - Local Plan

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January 2016

Map 2 - Local Plan

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Key to Layers NLP 2033


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April 2016

Minutes - Extraordinary Meeting