There is now only 1 month left for you to comment on the Local Plan Main Modifications.
The consultation seeks views on changes being proposed to the 2017 Local Plan Submission Version which is currently under independent examination. These are changes that the Local Plan Inspector considers necessary before the Plan can be adopted. These changes are known as Main Modifications.
The Local Plan outlines proposed development across the District until 2033. This Main Modifications stage follows the public examination hearings that took place between February and June 2019 and the Inspector’s initial advice of August 2019.
This stage of consultation is limited to the changes (main modifications) proposed to the 2017 Plan and supporting documents that have informed these changes. It is not an opportunity to comment on parts of the 2017 Local Plan that are not proposed to be changed.
Supporting documents include the Sustainability Appraisal addendum and the 2021 Habitats Regulations Assessment.
Some of the changes to the proposed 2017 Local Plan Submission Version include:
- Removal of underground car parks at Epping, Loughton and Debden station (EPP.R3, LOU.R1 & LOU.R2)
- Reduction of homes in the South Epping Masterplan Area to 450 homes. (EPP.R1 & EPP.R2)
- Increase in capacity of land at Hainault Road (CHIG.R11)
To view the changes proposed to the local plan submission version you will need to compare the schedule of main modifications against the 2017 local plan submission version.
Full details of the consultation and supporting documents are available on the website. The quickest and easiest way to respond is via the online form but responses can also be made by email or post.
All responses will be collated and sent to the Planning Inspector for consideration once consultation closes 23 September and will be uploaded to the Local Plan website.
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