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Braintree District Council adopt local plan

Braintree District Council has announced the option of the Feering Neighbourhood Plan, with the aim of guide development in the village.

The seventh neighbourhood plan to be adopted by in the district following a unanimous vote from councillors at a meeting of the Full Council.

Councillor Gabrielle Spray, Cabinet Member for Planning and Infrastructure at Braintree District Council, said:

“It’s fantastic news this neighbourhood plan is now over the line after over eight years in the making. I would like to thank and congratulate the parish council and the local community on producing an excellent plan which will now be used as a key document when deciding future planning applications in the area.”

The plan was created by Feering Parish Council and is now available to be used hen determining any future planning applications in the local area. Setting out the shape of development, it will decide the growth and look of the area including focuses on on safeguarding historic buildings and green spaces as well as protecting and improving community facilities.

Chairman of Feering Parish Council, Paul Lees, said:

“As a community we are delighted that Braintree District Council have adopted Feering Neighbourhood Plan. We expect that the Neighbourhood Plan will ensure that Feeding Parish Council will be consulted as part of the master planning process for the Braintree District Council adopted Local Plan policy LPP 21 strategic growth location of Feering and that any new developments in Feering will be environmentally cutting edge, in keeping with the village and sustainable both in construction and infrastructure.

“The plan has taken seven years of effort by the community and reflects the community’s desire to take its responsibilities to future generations seriously.”

Braintree District Council has also confirmed that nine more plans are in progress, alongside the seven that have already been adopted.

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