In conjunction with the Neighbourhood Plan Group, Colchester Borough Council (CBC) has now appointed an Examiner to look at the NP and supporting documentation to check the Plan matches the Basic Conditions Statement. The Plan is currently in the hands of the Examiner who will report his findings in due course.

Site 150

In the 2016 CBC "Call for Sites" programme, the small open field near the hotel which is adjacent to the A1124 and the London to Norwich railway line was put forward for potential development. It was designated as Site 150 in the programme. 

The Parish Council rejected the site for development on 12th September 2018 and CBC also rejected the site on 18th October 2018. 

An appeal has now been made against the rejection and full details/documentation, including the "Appeal Statement" can be found on the CBC website under "Planning", reference number 181846. Link to CBC website

On behalf of and with the full agreement of the Parish Council, the Neighbourhood Plan Group has responded to the Appeal Statement and a copy of their representations against the Appeal may be found under the tab "Site 150 Appeal"