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Tendring adopts local plan

Words: Laura Edgar
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Tendring District Council has adopted its local plan in full, which covers the period to 2033.

At a full council meeting on Tuesday (25 January), councillors approved the second and final section of the Tendring Local Plan.

The first section of the local plan, which was submitted alongside Colchester Borough Council and Braintree District Council, was adopted in 2021. At the end of 2020, a planning inspector concluded that section one of the local plan was sound.

Section two is unique to Tendring, providing more detail on where housing and other development will take place within the district.

In November 2021 the inspectors confirmed the plan to be legally compliant and sound and, with their recommended changes implemented, could be adopted.

Neil Stock OBE, leader and cabinet member for planning at Tendring District Council, said: “Having an up-to-date local plan is critical for the future of an area, allowing a strategic shape to be given to development to ensure it happens in a controlled and sustainable way.

“The local plan underpins not only planning, but economic growth, our natural environment, and so much more; shaping where we work, spend leisure time and everything else in between."

Nick Turner, chairman of the planning policy and local plan committee, added: “This plan is robust, and is already showing its worth in the latest appeal decisions. It will serve all of us, and most importantly the residents of Tendring, well.”

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