There are just two weeks left to have your say on the Main Modifications of the Local Plan.
Consultation is around the changes proposed to the 2017 Local Plan Submission which is currently under examination by an independent inspector. They are changes the Local Plan Inspector considers necessary before the Plan can be adopted….they are known as Main Modifications.
The Local Plan outlines proposed development across the District until 2033. This current stage follows the public examination hearings that took place between February and June 2019 and the Inspector’s initial advice of August 2019.
This consultation stage focuses only on the changes (main modifications) and supporting documents that informed these changes. It is not an opportunity to comment on parts of the 2017 Local Plan that are not proposed for change.
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 proposed changes you will need to compare the schedule of main modifications against the 2017 local plan submission version. · Schedule of Main Modifications · 2017 Local Plan Submission Document Full details of the consultation and supporting documents are available on the Local Plan 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 (date) and will be uploaded to the Local Plan website.
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